After DeMarco Murray: 5 Next Running Backs to Consider

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Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) rushes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Saints won 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pierre Thomas

Thomas had a rough year in 2014 with just 222 yards. He’s still got the potential to succeed as a member of a committee, though. Can teams like the Jaguars be willing to take that shot?

I see Thomas matching up with a team that has plenty of money to take a chance on a running back who may be on the tail end of a successful career in New Orleans. He’s a respected athlete who is often overshadowed (and benefits from) by the pass happy attack led by Drew Brees. Good GMs know that Thomas isn’t yet done at 30 years old. Expect him to get at least a look by the Saints or somebody else.

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