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Saints Reportedly Sign Former All-Pro Running Back

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The New Orleans Saints have added a notable running back to their practice squad, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

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The Saints are signing David Johnson, who last played with the Houston Texans in 2021.

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New Orleans previously cut veteran running backs Derrick Gore and Jordan Howard from their practice squad on Tuesday, so Johnson will take one of their spots.

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Johnson, 30, was a third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, and finished fourth in the offensive Rookie of the Year voting in his first season.

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The 2016 campaign was Johnson's best, as he rushed for 1,239 yards and 13 touchdowns while also catching 80 passes for 879 yards and four touchdowns.

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Unfortunately, Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist injury in Week 1 of the 2017 season, and has never come close to duplicating his 2016 production since.

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He did have a brief resurgence for Houston in 2020, rushing for 691 yards and six touchdowns while gaining 4.7 yards per carry.