After 24 hours of a lot of outside shouting and conflicting reports, it seems like the New Orleans Saints and Alvin Kamara are on the same page.
Tuesday afternoon, reports emerged saying the Saints were open to trading their fourth-year running back. Kamara, who missed multiple days of training camp reportedly due to unhappiness over his contract, is looking for a multi-year extension that will pay him as an elite player at his position.
This afternoon, Payton confirmed to reporters that the team is “actively negotiating a contract” with Kamara.
Sean Payton says “We’re actively negotiating a contract” with Alvin Kamara. He won’t say if Kamara was fined for missing previous practices.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 2, 2020
A second-round pick out of Tennessee in 2017, Kamara has amassed more than 2,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving while making the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons.
His versatility makes him a crucial component in New Orleans’ diverse offense, as well as one of the few running backs worth ponying up some cash for.
Reading all the tea leaves right now, it wouldn’t shock us if the Saints and Kamara have a new deal in place sooner rather than later.