Saints Minicamp Storyline No. 3: The running back race is on
With Alvin Kamara potentially facing a suspension this season, the Saints are looking in every crevice for a veteran running back to round out the rushing attack.
On the depth chart, NOLA has Mark Ingram, Tony Jones Jr., Dwayne Washington, Devine Ozigbo, and Abram Smith all competing for starting snaps, but the Saints recently threw one more back in the mix: David Johnson.
The Saints reportedly were working out Johnson on Monday, and it seems Johnson made a good enough impression to be included in minicamp practices as well.
Simply put, the running back competition in Saints camp is the toughest it’s been in recent years, and it’ll be interesting to see which player rises above the rest.
Our money is on a tandem of David Johnson and Mark Ingram, an experienced duo who spent time together on the Houston Texans in 2021. While both have limited upside, they offer value in both the running and receiving game with Johnson picking up 225 receiving yards along with 228 rushing yards last season.
Having those two vets in the backfield could stabilize the Saints’ rushing attack and get crucial downs to sustain offensive drives. Regardless, let the best back win.