Jamaal Williams becoming member of Saints

The New Orleans Saints are signing running back Jamaal Williams to a three-year, $12 million contract.

What It Means:

Williams led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns on the Detroit Lions last season and recorded his first 1,000-yard rushing season. His previous high-water mark was 601 yards in the year prior. Turning 28 in April, Williams will complement Alvin Kamara in the Saints' backfield and likely vulture some short-yardage scores. He carries additional upside because Kamara is facing a potential suspension for an off-field incident in Las Vegas.

Williams rushed 262 times for 1,066 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Lions last season. He had the most carries in the league inside the 10-yard line (46) and the five-yard line (34).