The New Orleans Saints are planning for time without Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara clearly wasn’t at 100% against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the 5-1 New Orleans Saints may be looking at some time without him.
Headed into Sunday, New Orleans Saints’ superstar running back Alvin Kamara was questionable after being limited in practice for most of the week.
Kamara went back to the injury tent during Sunday’s game, and now the team is looking to workout a new versatile running back. This development doesn’t bode well for the little we know about Kamara’s ankle and now knee injury.
That said, the Saints are looking to workout Travaris Cadet. With Dwayne Washington and Latavius Murray still in the backfield even if Kamara misses time, it’d odd that the Saints are looking elsewhere for another body.
On top of that, it’ll be interesting to see who the Saints opt to cut for Cadet if he is indeed brought on. This isn’t concern for the player cut or Cadet, but the Saints chances if Kamara is going to miss time.
Like Jacksonville did, teams will fall into coverage. Teddy Bridgewater will be forced to beat them. He beat Tampa Bay but failed to really get going against the Jags. Overall, Bridgewater has heavily benefited from the presence of Alvin Kamara.
The 5-foot-10 back left after a season-low 11 carries on Sunday.
Although he did manage eight targets, Kamara certainly didn’t look like his versatile, shifty self. That said, it is possible that the Saints are just preparing to rest Kamara to get him the relief he needs to bounce back at full strength.
While not an official report, the Spun’s Chris Rosvoglou is also spectating that Kamara may miss the team’s upcoming matchup.
With Drew Brees’ return in the next few weeks, the Saints should have no problem or fear about making the playoffs after a stellar 5-1 start.
To add to that, the Saints may be resting Kamara Sunday against one of the league’s top run defenses in Chicago anyway. That’s not to say that they wouldn’t miss the back that’s had over 1,500 yards from scrimmage in both his first and second season in the league.
Be prepared for more Kamara news in the coming days.