3 running backs Saints can still sign this offseason

Kristen Wong
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Saints’ RB option No. 3: Ty’Son Williams

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ty’Son Williams officially became a free agent this week, and the Saints could consider bringing him into their RB corps.

Williams was an undrafted free agent last year but didn’t get too much playing time in Baltimore even after the team’s two starters suffered season-ending injuries. The 25-year-old never got in the coaches’ good graces and fell down the depth chart by the end of the season, but he has the unbridled talent and explosion to potentially make an impact in NOLA.

As the youngest player on this list, Williams may not have the seasoned expertise of a vet like Latavius Murray, but the Saints aren’t necessarily looking for experience (they released Murray last year). They want consistent production, and Williams could give it to them.

Williams never seemed like a good scheme fit in Baltimore, but he could easily compete with Tony Jones Jr. for a RB3 job — he definitely holds more upside than the aging Mark Ingram and projects to be a medium-risk, medium-reward addition for any NFL team.

NOLA should snatch him up now before it’s too late.

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