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Saints looking for backup RB

Updated: August 15, 2010, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- The competition for New Orleans' third running back spot could get more intense in the next few days.

Saints coach Sean Payton said Sunday they were pursuing a replacement for Lynell Hamilton, who suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday in a joint practice with the New England Patriots.

Hamilton's injury left the Saints with only two experienced running backs in Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush.

"We're looking right now, so I wouldn't say we're staying pat." Payton ...

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