Alvin Kamara, running back for the New Orleans Saints, is eligible to return from his three-game suspension and rejoin the team today.
Kamara was suspended for the first three games of the season after pleading no contest to breach of the peace in connection with a beating that left a man hospitalized. Kamara acknowledged that he was “completely wrong” for his actions, which took place in Las Vegas the day before the 2022 Pro Bowl.
Kamara’s return is a boost for the Saints’ offense, which is in a state of flux after quarterback Derek Carr suffered an injured throwing shoulder in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. The Saints are 2-1 and would love to see Kamara come in and make an immediate impact, starting on Sunday with a big divisional game against the Buccaneers.
Kamara is a two-time Pro Bowler and one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL. He is a threat both running the ball and catching passes out of the backfield. His return will give the Saints a much-needed boost to their offense, especially with Carr on the sidelines.
The Saints are hoping that Kamara can help them to keep pace with the Buccaneers, who are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season. The Saints and Buccaneers have a long and bitter rivalry, so this game is sure to be a heated one, regardless of Kamara’s status.