Saints set to miss RB Tony Jones, Jr. for 3-4 weeks, add RB Devine Ozigbo from Jaguars practice squad

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Saints RB Tony Jones Jr.
Oct 3, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Tony Jones Jr. (34) is carted off the field after a tackle by New York Giants during the first half at Caesars Superdome (Photo: Stephen Lew).

Saints running back Tony Jones, Jr. is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

To fill the void, NFL report Aaron Wilson reports that New Orleans signed Devine Ozigbo to the active roster from the JAguars practice squad.

Ozigbo, originally an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska, was cut by the Saints at the end of the preseason in 2019 and added to the practice squad before Jacksonville signed him to their active roster.

After he was carted off Sunday in the loss to the Giants, Jones was replaced by Dwayne Washington and hybrid back/receiver Ty Montgomery in the role of the primary backup to Alvin Kamara. Both veteran reserves have had over 100 yards rushing in games before for New Orleans but Washington is mostly on the roster for his special teams contribution while Montgomery seems to have found a home this season as a wideout.

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