Allen Park — Seven weeks after he was released by the Detroit Lions, running back Zach Zenner has found a new home. According to the NFL Network, he is signing with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday.
An undrafted rookie out of South Dakota State in 2015, Zenner had previously spent his entire professional career with the Lions. In 36 games over four seasons, he rushed for 685 yards and added another 263 yards on 27 receptions, scoring a total of eight touchdowns.
He was also a key special teams contributor in Detroit.
Zenner lost his roster spot this offseason, following the emergence of sixth-round rookie Ty Johnson. The Lions later added J.D. McKissic off waivers to fill out the running back depth chart.
In New Orleans, the Saints backfield is led by two-time Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara. He's currently dealing with an ankle injury, prompting the Saints to add Zenner for depth.
Zenner will find a familiar face in his meeting room as Dwayne Washington, a seventh-round pick for the Lions in 2017, is also currently with the Saints.