Any concerns of tension between Alvin Kamara and the Saints heading into their season opener against the Buccaneers have been alleviated with a report Saturday morning of a 5-year contract extension worth $75 million.
The Saints practiced Thursday at the team facility with a unified showing of support for Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot by police. Each player’s helmet is normally adorned with their name on a strip of tape but instead, each helmet featured Blake’s name.
Several NFL teams called off practice Thursday, August 27, in a way of speaking out about the shooting of a Black man by police in Wisconsin but the New Orleans Saints took a different approach in making a statement.
Drafted No. 67 overall in the third round, Alvin Kamara is entering the final year of his four-year deal this season. Outside of Drew Brees and Michael Thomas, Kamara has, without question, been the most important skill player on offense.
The New Orleans Saints organization met with Gov. John Bel Edwards office and Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday (Aug. 11) to talk about attendance plans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, according to NFL insider Jeff Duncan.