New Orleans Saints: breaking down the loaded stable of backs

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Mark Ingram
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Mark Ingram /
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Alvin Kamara

As odd as it is to say, considering he’s been on the team for only four months, Kamara is likely the safest piece of the Saints’ backfield. Through two preseason games he’s rushed 9 times for 96 yards (10.6YPC) including a 50-yard touchdown burst this past Sunday against the Chargers. He also had a 22-yard reception in that game.

The Saints drafted Kamara with high expectations after trading away next year’s second-round pick to get him. So far he has delivered. He’s highly talented and if he keeps making explosive plays his workload will increase.

The New Orleans Saints backfield is loaded with both talent and money. While it’d be nice to keep them all in 2018, it’d be financially irresponsible. Cap space is like gold and the Saints have more pressing needs at other positions. The bottom line? Someone’s got to go…

Hint: it’s not Kamara.

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