The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent running back Ladell Betts to a one-year deal, according to a league source.
Betts' deal includes a $755,000 base salary, a $50,000 signing bonus and a chance to earn a total of about $1 million with incentives, according to a league source.
The Saints were pursuing another running back after backup Lynell Hamilton tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the Patriots last Thursday, ending his season.
The other two running backs on New Orleans' roster are P.J. Hill, a second-year pro who was on the practice squad for part of 2009, and Chris Ivory, an undrafted rookie.