Saints Roster: Ranking the candidates for the No. 3 RB job

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Dwayne Washington

Dwayne Washington isn’t the exciting option to serve as the RB3 but we’d be fooling ourselves if we didn’t think he had a good shot to land the gig. Washington has been in the Saints organization since 2018 and he’s clearly a favorite of the front office. He even re-signed with the team this summer.

Washington has mostly been a special teams guy throughout his Saints tenure and that’s why some might not feel comfortable having him as Ingram’s backup. Washington’s best season as a running back in New Orleans was in 2018 when he dashed for 154 yards. He’s yet to find the end zone and isn’t going to be a huge threat if he’s the RB3.

Even with Washington mostly contributing on special teams, I’m putting him this high up because he’s the most experienced running back on the team that isn’t named Kamara or Ingram. If he does win the RB3 job, Ingram will definitely be getting more of the workload.