METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) – Taysom Hill has been “Mr. Do It All” for the Saints. Now, with New Orleans lacking depth in the running back room due to suspension and injuries, Hill is filling yet another role.
The 7-year NFL vet was the Saints’ most effective runner in Week 2, leading the team with 75 rushing yards and averaging 8.3 years per carry. A lot of Hill’s runs were on quarterback draw plays, however, with running back Jamaal Williams leaving Monday’s game with a hamstring injury, Hill was also lined up in the backfield.
The Saints say Hill brings something extra to the game.
“He’s amazing, man,” Tony Jones Jr., Saints running back, said. “He’s our X factor. I mean, like without him, I don’t know.”
“He’s unbelievable,” Derek Carr, Saints quarterback, said. “You know, “I think we all know that, and especially when Jamaal goes down that part of the game obviously elevates because during the game we have one running back left. So he has to play. He’s our second, you know, runner. It’s really unbelievable. He’s able to do so much. Coming in, I knew what he was capable of. I came here to win. And if that’s helping us win that, keep doing it.”
The Saints officially signed Jones to the active roster from the practice squad after his performance in Week 2. The team could also get rookie running back Kendre Miller back who missed the first two games with a hamstring injury. Saints running back Alvin Kamara has one more game left on his three-game suspension. Kamara can return to the team in Week 4.