NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport revealed the Saints made a trade with the Houston Texans just six days before the NFL’s trade deadline expired. With Ingram gone, the Texans are in need of some running back depth.
With that in mind, the team is reportedly working out a veteran tailback. According to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates, the Texans brought in former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels for a workout.
“The Texans worked out former Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels,” Yates said on Twitter.
The Texans worked out former Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 28, 2021
The Steelers selected Samuels with a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft after a solid collegiate career at NC State. He failed to make much of an impact in Pittsburgh over his three years with the team, though.
In three seasons with the Steelers, Samuels racked up 459 yards and just one touchdown on the ground. He found more success through the air, hauling in 82 receptions for 550 yards and four touchdowns.
After trading Ingram to New Orleans, the Texans could rely on adding Samuels for depth at the position. David Johnson, Philip Lindsay and Rex Burkhead round out the running back room right now.