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Running back Terrance West to sign with Saints: report

Running back Terrance West to sign with Saints: report

The New Orleans Saints are adding a veteran running back to the team as potential insurance during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension to start the year.

Terrance West, who has played with three teams since 2014, will sign with the Saints, according to an NFL Network report Wednesday (June 13).

#Saints are signing RB Terrance West, according to a source. West was among the veterans RBs the Saints worked out today.

-- Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope)
June 13, 2018

Although the deal wasn't official as of Wednesday afternoon, the 27-year-old West effectively confirmed the signing on his Instagram story, writing, "GO TIME BABY!!" with a Saints logo beneath the words. 

West was among a group of veteran running backs working out for the team after minicamp Wednesday. Jamaal Charles also had a workout. 

A third-round pick in 2014, West spent his first season with the Cleveland Browns and had an impressive rookie campaign with 673 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

In 2015, the Browns traded West to the Tennessee Titans, where he played just two games and had just 51 rushing yards along with two lost fumbles. 

After the Titans cut him, he landed with the Baltimore Ravens and appeared in six games later in 2015, running for 180 yards. He stayed with the Ravens the next two years, leading the team in rushing in 2016 with 774 yards before a calf injury limited him to just five games and 138 rushing yards in 2017. 

West had been a free agent all this year before agreeing to the deal with the Saints.