Report: Ex-Ravens running back West signing with Saints
Free-agent running back Terrance West, who was a healthy scratch for six of the Ravens’ final seven games and didn’t get a single touch after Week 5, appears to have a new home. The New Orleans Saints worked out West, 27, on Wednesday and are signing him to a deal, NFL.com reported, citing a source informed of the situation. The Northwestern High and Towson University alumnus is expected to provide depth after Mark Ingram was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He’ll join a backfield that includes Alvin Kamara, Jonathan Williams, Trey Edmunds (Maryland), Daniel Lasco and rookie Boston Scott. In the NFL, West has rushed for 1,816 yards and 11 touchdowns on 465 attempts, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. — the 2018 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin’s wife, Morgan, lost a premature baby boy because of complications during pregnancy Nov. 12. Hours later, he caught an 83-yard touchdown pass, the longest by a 49ers player since 2014. ... Redskins T Trent Williams said he expects to be back for training camp after having surgery on his right knee.
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