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Alvin Kamara OUT for Week 10 vs. Titans

Alvin Kamara will not play in New Orleans’ Week 10 game against the Titans.

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Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to the start of a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Caesars Superdome on October 31, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Friday PM update: Alvin Kamara is officially out for Week 10 against the Titans. Mark INgram will take over the lead role in Tennessee.

Friday update: According to’s Amie Just, Kamara was not at practice Friday as he continues to deal with a knee sprain. That’s not promising for the star running back’s availability Sunday against the Titans.

Thursday update: Kamara was not at practice on Thursday, as he continues to rest his knee, per Katherine Terrell. He will likely need to get i a limited practice on Friday for a reasonable shot at playing Sunday.

Wednesday late PM update: Kamara was officially a DNP due to a knee injury. Beat writer Nick Underhill is describing the knee injury as a “mild sprain.”

Wednesday update: Alvin Kamara was not seeing at the open portion of Saints practice on Wednesday, per Katherine Terrell. This is the team’s first practice of the week.

The New Orleans Saints hosted running backs Kerryon Johnson, Rodney Smith and Josh Adams for workouts Tuesday, fueling speculation about lead running back Alvin Kamara’s status for Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. Kamara briefly left the team’s Week 9 contest and went to the medical tent but did return to the game.

The Saints have already traded for Mark Ingram, although that was more likely due to Tony Jones Jr.’s injury and Ingram wanting to leave the Texans. New Orleans bringing in three running backs does mean something is not quite right with Kamara. Ingram would serve as the lead running back regardless of what happens with the trio if Kamara does miss Week 10.

The star running back has been one of the few bright spots in New Orleans’ offense, with 530 rushing yards and 310 receiving yards through eight games. He has seven total touchdowns. With Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas out for the season, the Saints will be extremely cautious with Kamara’s health going forward.