The New Orleans Saints are expected to get a key weapon back tonight.
Former Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams is expected to be activated off injured reserve and will play in Thursday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams has been dealing with a hamstring injury and has missed the past four games.
With the return of former Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams, the Saints are returning some much-needed punch to their offense.
Since departing Green Bay in 2020, Williams has earned a couple of nice paydays with the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints.
Williams is a player who is a solid runner and fumbles the ball (only five total fumbles in his career.) Williams’ return adds a stacked backfield with 5X Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara and rookie Kendre Miller. Williams plays that complementary role well, as he did so well for the Green Bay Packers playing that role to Aaron Jones. Who, like Kamara, adds a dynamic element to the offense.
New Orleans is near the bottom in rushing yards this season. Getting Williams back into the mix should help out their rushing attack and help take the pressure off QB Derek Carr.
So far this season, Williams has rushed 27 times for 74 yards and one fumble lost. But Williams does have a favorable matchup on Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville’s run defense is the middle-of-the-pack, so there is an opportunity for Williams to pick up chunk plays.
The impact former Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams brings to the New Orleans Saints offense.
The New Orleans Saints haven’t had those three vital weapons out of the backfield play together this season. Kamara was suspended three games for his role in a Vegas altercation after the Pro Bowl in 2022. Williams was hurt, and Miller hasn’t made much of an impact thus far.
It’s good to see Jamaal Williams back and healthy, and hopefully, he can make an impact for the New Orleans Saints for the rest of the season.