NFL Notes: Saints, Steelers, Texans


Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara thinks he ended up in a good situation in New Orleans where the team will utilize his receiving ability.

“I knew that was one of my strengths, and I think just ending up here was a good situation, a perfect situation, to be able to utilize that strength,” said Kamara, via

Kamara wasn’t expecting to work out for the Saints leading up to the draft, but Sean Payton asked him to catch some passes and he went back and grabbed his shoes.

“He asked me to come and catch some balls, and I was just like, ‘Whatever,’ went and got my cleats. And it worked out,” Kamara said. “I felt good. And then on draft day when he called me, he was like, ‘That’s the best thing you could’ve done, caught those balls.'”


Steelers third-year WR Sammie Coates says he’s getting closer to full health after he broken a few fingers last year and dealt with a groin injury.

I’m getting there. It’s a process,” Coates said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “That’s what this process is for, to get your body back so you can compete during camp.

However, Coates is well aware of the fact that there’s going to be a competition for playing time and roster spots during training camp this summer.

“It’s going to be like that until we get to camp — it’s going to be a good fight,” said Coates. “It’s a great room, great guys. There will be competition all year.


  • According to Albert Breer, Texans rookie QB DeShaun Watson is “way ahead of where the team expected him to be at the post-spring break.
  • Breer says that Tom Savage will still enter training camp as the Texans’ starter and still makes sense to open the year under center, despite the play from Watson.
  • Breer adds that Watson has “absolutely done all he can to affirm his spot as the team’s quarterback of the future.”

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