The team also said Saturday it has added cornerback B.W. Webb from their practice squad.
West had rushed for 51 yards on 16 carries this season. The former third-round draft pick from Towson had run for 673 yards and four touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns last season.
Webb adds depth to a banged-up secondary. Cornerback Jason McCourty has a groin injury and won't play Sunday against New Orleans. Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson already had been ruled out for that game with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Perrish Cox has been dealing with an ailing hamstring and is probable.
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