New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and participated in Saints’ practice on Wednesday after missing four days. Kamara’s absence may have been due to his contract. However, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, he was getting his back treated.
On Wednesday, Saints coach, Sean Payton revealed, that they were actively in contract negotiation with Kamara and his agent.
“We’re actively negotiating a contract with him and his agent, and we’ll keep you posted if there’s any progress,” said Saints coach Sean Payton, who declined to specify if Kamara was absent from all team activities or if he will be fined for the absence.
Payton also shared that it was premature to rule Kamara out of their season opener on September 13th against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“We’re focused on him being a part of our plan Week 1,” Payton said. “Look, it was good having him back out here. I thought he had a good practice today, and he’s an important part of what we do.”
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