The New Orleans Saints are looking for ways to add to their running back depth chart. The possibility that Alvin Kamara may miss part of the season is still in question as training camp is starting to get underway. It was reported on Tuesday by Nick Underhill that the Saints are intending to work out USFL running back, Darius Victor, to give him a chance to join the team.
The Saints intend to work out RB Darius Victor, per source. He was with Saints before and was the USFL offensive MVP
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) July 19, 2022
Victor has prior experience with the Saints organization as he signed with the Saints back in 2017 after going undrafted. He was unable to make the team and he had a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals before moving on to the CFL and XFL.
Victor’s most successful season yet came in 2022 where he received the USFL’s inaugural Offensive Player of the Year award. He ran 127 times for 577 yards and nine touchdowns for the New Jersey Generals. Victor was a big part in the Generals run to the USFL championship. The Generals ultimately fell short to the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL championship.
Running back will be on the top of the Saints’ priority list heading into the 2022 season as a possible suspension surrounding Alvin Kamara still looms. Also, Mark Ingram missed some time last year due to an injury. Tony Jones Jr. also showed some sparks last season before suffering an ankle injury in Week 4 against the Giants. Saints’ fans will have to wait and see if Victor gets on the Saints’ roster. Adding another running back is key heading into training camp.