Saints sign RB Jonathan Williams off Broncos practice squad

The New Orleans Saints already strong rushing attack just got a little stronger.

According to multiple sources, the Saints have signed 23-year-old running back Jonathan Williams off the Denver Broncos‘ practice squad to their active roster.

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Williams, a former fifth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills from the University of Arkansas, was signed to the Broncos’ practice squad in early September for a whopping $30,000 per week (the league minimum for practice squad players in $7,200 per week).

Williams will join a Saints offense that is currently averaging 142.2 rushing yards per game, which is the third-best total in the league, behind the outstanding play of veteran Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara.

New Orleans has an open spot on their roster after second-year running back Daniel Lasco suffered a bulging disk that will require season-ending surgery against the Bills in Week 10. Fortunately for Lasco, his injury isn’t believed to be career-threatening, despite how bad it looked at the time it happened.

Williams has 27 career carries for 94 yards and 1 touchdown. He signed a two-year deal with the Saints.

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