Saints add RB Ladell Betts

BettsBettsThe New Orleans Saints didn’t wait long to get their replacement for injured running back Lynell Hamilton. They added veteran Ladell Betts on Monday afternoon.

Betts immediately should fit into a backfield rotation with Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush. While Thomas and Bush likely will share the bulk of the carries, Betts likely will take on the role of the big back and get some carries in goal-line and short-yardage situations.

Betts previously had worked out for the Saints and chose their offer over interest from Houston, San Francisco and Denver. His one-year contract is for $755,000, but he could earn up to $1 million if he reaches certain incentives.