The Saints signed RB Julius Jones today as they look to establish a running game with Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush recovering from injuries. They waived RB DeShawn Wynn and PK John Carney, and signed S Matt Giordano.
The Seahawks waived Jones after trading for RB Marshawn Lynch. Jones, a seven-year veteran, had just 30 yards on 12 carries in two games this season. He rushed for a career-high 1,084 yards in 2006 with the Cowboys.
Wynn appeared in four games without recording a carry. Giordano, a sixth-year veteran, has six career starts. Carney returned to the Saints after Garrett Hartley's struggles. He was 3-3 in his first game but missed a field goal in the Saints' loss to the Cardinals.
The way we see it
The Saints' offense seemed out of sorts the past two games with Thomas and Bush both out. Ladell Betts and rookie Chris Ivory have carried the load, rushing for just 83 yards combined against the Cardinals. Jones has been a huge disappointment since he landed in Seattle and maybe a change of scenery can get him back on track. Head coach Sean Payton did say last week that Thomas has a "good shot" of playing in Week Six.
With Thomas' status still unknown for Sunday, none of the Saints' running backs are worth starting in fantasy. If Thomas is healthy, you shouldn't worry too much about Jones taking carries from him.