Saints sign RB Rodgers and waive RB Kelley

Field Level Media

August 03, 2019 at 5:23 pm.

The New Orleans Saints signed running back Jacquizz Rodgers and waived running back Rob Kelley, coach Sean Payton announced after Saturday’s practice.

Rodgers, 29, has gained 3,657 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 touchdowns in 110 games with the Atlanta Falcons (2011-14), Chicago Bears (2015) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016-18).

He rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown and caught 38 passes for 304 yards in 16 games last season with the Bucs.

Rodgers, a fifth-round pick of the Falcons in 2011, will compete for the backup role to Alvin Kamara. The Saints placed veteran running back Javorious “Buck” Allen on injured reserve earlier this week.

Kelley, 26, is a New Orleans native who played college football at Tulane. He rushed for 906 yards and nine touchdowns in 24 games (16 starts) with the Washington Redskins from 2016-18.