I'm told the Saints are open to trading RB Alvin Kamara, per source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 1, 2020
Apologies in advance for anyone upset having to read breaking news from Josina Anderson but this is a pretty big scoop. I cannot figure out one single reason the Saints would even consider trading Alvin Kamara, unless this is a ploy for leverage in their ongoing contract negotiations.
On the Alvin Kamara situation with the #Saints, I'm told that right now, the team is comfortable making him a top 5 paid RB ($12+ mil per season). But Kamara's number is pushing more toward the #Panthers' Christian McCaffrey extension ($16+ mil per). That's a pretty wide chasm.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 1, 2020
Kamara has been absent from an already shortened training camp ‘unexcused’, which was believed to be related to his contract. This year he is set to make only $2.1MM, which means he probably thinks he’s due for a big extension, and he’s probably right. Has to be absolutely sick hearing what Joe Mixon just got paid. Not even going to mention Taysom Hill’s contract because Alvin might walk out of the building right now.
Saints' RB Alvin Kamara has had an unexcused absence from training camp the past three days and it is believe to be contract related, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2020
The leaves turning in the fall, the first pumpkin spice latte, and a holdout from a star running back. You can set your clock to it. Not sure if Alvin (feels weird using his first name only) will officially hold out or if they’ll get this thing done but I would be remiss not to include the quintessential GIFs to the news that a player is on the trading block.
And of course this 5 star reaction from our friends at GifJif.
— GifJif (@GifJifApp) September 1, 2020
Could Fournette end up in New Orleans (again)??