Saints Sign Former Ravens Running Back Buck Allen


Former Ravens running back Buck Allen has signed with the New Orleans Saints, giving one of Baltimore's last remaining free agents another shot elsewhere.

Allen was a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2015 who mostly held a backup role during his four seasons in Baltimore.

Injuries led to Allen becoming a six-game starter as a rookie, when he rushed for 514 yards and caught 45 passes. After a quiet sophomore year, he resurged in his third season, running for 591 yards and catching 46 passes. Allen rushed for just 110 yards last season, but still caught 35 passes.

Allen was a versatile weapon for the Ravens both on offense and special teams. He's adept at catching passes out of the backfield and has a strong nose for the end zone. He scored 14 touchdowns (eight rushing, six receiving) during his time in purple and black.

Now Allen has a chance to carve out a key reserve role in the Saints' backfield, which is led by Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara. New Orleans also signed veteran Latavius Murray this season, which led to Mark Ingram coming to Baltimore.

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