There were some rumblings once he got released that the Saints would take a long look at former Cardinals running back Edgerrin James. The veteran back remains a free agent, and even though his agent says that there are a number of teams with interest, the Saints do not appear to be one of them.
The Times-Picayune reports that Saints officials “aren’t convinced that James would be a significant upgrade in the group of running backs currently on their roster.” The team seems ready to go with Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas to carry the load, and a couple of other backs to be the backups.
“(James) is someone who we have discussed as an organization, just as we would with anyone of his magnitude who becomes available,” Saints Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. “Right now, he is someone that we’re taking a look at but there hasn’t really been anything going on outside of that. In other words, it’s not something that is imminent.”
Former Saint back Deuce McAllister also remains a free agent, so if there’s a back that the team should give a look to when it comes to bringing in a back, it should be McAllister.