Saints land NFL’s rushing touchdown leader on 3-year deal: report

The New Orleans Saints have reportedly added extra firepower to their working backs room as former Detroit Lions participant Jamaal Williams is heading south on a three-year deal. Williams was the NFL’s dashing landing chief final season, discovering the coloured paint 17 occasions for the Lions whereas blowing previous his profession excessive, which was 4 whereas with the Inexperienced Bay Packers. He additionally set a profession excessive with 1,066 yards dashing on 262 makes an attempt for Detroit. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a landing throughout a sport in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers at Lambeau Area on January 08, 2023 in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin. The Lions defeated the Packers 20-16. (Stacy Revere/Getty Photographs)Williams’ hard-nosed model of working will attempt to complement Saints’ Professional Bowl working again Alvin Kamara, who ought to nonetheless be the staff’s main again regardless of the addition of Williams. Kamara had 897 yards dashing and 490 yards receiving however solely 4 whole touchdowns on the yr over 15 video games.SAINTS’ DEREK CARR REVEALS RAIDERS ONLY ALLOWED HIM TO TALK WITH ONE TEAM FOR POTENTIAL TRADE BEFORE RELEASEBeing that Williams had solely 9 begins in his 17 video games final season, he’s used to sharing touches. The Lions sported D’Andre Swift of their backfield as nicely, so Williams merely gave it his all when it was his flip to hold the ball. He was additionally in that function coming into the NFL as a fourth-round pick of BYU by the Packers, when he backed up Aaron Jones for 4 seasons.  Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a play in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys through the first half of the sport at AT&T Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Cooper Neill/Getty Photographs)With the NFC South huge open, the Saints have been making some huge strikes to improve either side of the ball. On offense, Williams and Kamara will likely be working with Derek Carr at quarterback after his launch from the Las Vegas Raiders. Vast receiver Michael Thomas additionally agreed to return to New Orleans, who hopes he can keep wholesome this season alongside rookie standout Chris Olave. LIONS SNAG FORMER NFC NORTH RIVAL DAVID MONTGOMERY IN FREE AGENCY: REPORTHead coach in Dennis Allen will definitely look to verify everyone seems to be on the identical web page by Week 1, and Williams might assist with that. As NFL followers watched on HBO’s “Exhausting Knocks,” Williams is a pure, passionate chief within the locker room and could be very revered by teammates and coaches alike.He was even seen shedding tears whereas giving a staff speech throughout coaching camp. Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring a landing through the fourth quarter in opposition to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Area on November 13, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Quinn Harris/Getty Photographs)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNew Orleans is hoping Williams brings that fireplace and his manufacturing from final season to a bunch that averaged 116.6 dashing yards per sport. Scott Thompson is a sports activities author for Fox Information Digital.