Saints shouldn't trade for a running back despite Mark Ingram injury

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The New Orleans Saints managed to get back into the win column this weekend and in doing so, probably took themselves out of the running as being sellers at the trade deadline. They're one game out of first place in the NFC South and that means that if anything, they'd be buyers instead.

The Saints might decide to add help to their running back room with the news that Mark Ingram could miss a few weeks due to an MCL sprain.

I'm hoping that the team decides not to give up more assets to add help to the running back room. They have Alvin Kamara as the starter and he's obviously one of the best in the league at what he does. Behind him isn't a great situation but Dwayne Washington has been with the team for years and is familiar with the offense. They also have Taysom Hill, who is a huge threat in the run game.

Saints don't need to add a running back

Jordan Howard is sitting on the Saints practice squad and could be an option for them here. They had success calling Latavius Murray up from the practice squad earlier in the season and, as we all know, he's now in Denver.

Howard was a fifth-round pick out of Indiana by the Bears in 2016 and was a star there during his first three years in the league. In 2019, he spent time with both the Dolphins and Eagles but stuck with Philly through the 2021 season.

Last year, Jordan had over 400 yards rushing and three touchdowns in seven games for the Eagles so he's capable of being a nice backup option. With Kamara, Hill, and Washington already on the roster and Howard as a potential option to call up from the practice squad, the Saints shouldn't spend the little draft capital they already have on a backup running back.

What do you think, Saints fans? Would you want the team to trade for a running back or should they stick with what they have?

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