Saints looking for RB insurance

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.

The Saints must be worried about the swelling in Deuce McAllister's knee, which caused the running back to sit out Saturday morning's practice (he returned for the afternoon session). They made a strong play for LaMont Jordan before he chose to sign with New England, according to a league source.

The Saints made a better financial offer than the Patriots, but the source said Jordan chose New England because he wanted to be with a Super Bowl contender.

New Orleans has Reggie Bush, Aaron Stecker and Pierre Thomas on the roster, but none of those three is a proven feature back. Even if McAllister's knee holds up, the Saints would be wise to continue to search for some insurance.