By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New Orleans Saints will be without their best offensive weapon on Sunday. The Tennessee Titans game plan may change with this news.
Running back Alvin Kamara will miss the game due to an injury. He had been nursing a knee injury before it was announced that he will miss the game.
He did not practice with the team the past three days. On Tuesday, the Saints brought in several running backs to work out.
Kamara is believed to be “day-to-day,” according to beat reporter Nick Underhill. Without Kamara, who may not join his teammates on the flight on Saturday, the team will likely turn to Mark Ingram II as the featured back.
He was banged up last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Kamara had 13 carries for 50 yards in the loss to the Falcons.
The 17 touches, including four receptions, were Kamara’s fewest since Week 2.
Ingram II returned to the team before the trade deadline. He was acquired by the Saints in a trade with the Houston Texans.
He is averaging 11 touches per game since he returned to the Saints. However, with the team missing Kamara, he’s expected to receive the bulk of the carries against the Titans.
The 31-year-old has appeared in 48 offensive snaps with the Saints since his return. He had 26 offensive snaps against the Falcons.
He’s only surpassed 30 offensive snaps twice this season. In the season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 36 offensive snaps.
Then in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts, Ingram II appeared in 33 offensive snaps.