Saints & RB Alvin Kamara Have Opened Extension Talks

     

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Saints and RB Alvin Kamara have opened extension talks. Although, no deal is considered imminent at this time.

Alvin Kamara

Fowler says that the Saints have made it clear that they value Kamara based on the offer they’ve made to him and believe he’s an elite running back in the NFL.

According to Fowler, it’s possible that the two parties could move closer to a deal in the coming weeks.

Kamara is one of a few notable running backs in line for new contracts including Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon and Aaron Jones.

It’s worth mentioning that the Saints will have their franchise tag available next year if they need to prevent Kamara from hitting the open market.

Kamara, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2017. Kamara is in the final year of his four-year, $3.85 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $977,500 for the 2020 season. 

Kamara is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. 

In 2019, Kamara appeared in 14 games for the Saints and rushed for 797 yards on 171 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 81 receptions for 533 yards receiving and six total touchdowns.

We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 Free Agents list.

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