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His contract will expire at the conclusion
12-26-2019, 09:59 AM,
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His contract will expire at the conclusion
Latavius Murray put up Alvin Kamara numbers when Alvin Kamara was out with an injury.So now that he’s back Womens Drew Brees Jersey , Alvin Kamara is perfectly willing to share.Via Mike Triplett of, Kamara said he’s willing to split the reps with Murray, who had 307 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns while Kamara was out with knee and ankle issues.“It’s not like I’m selfish. I don’t need the ball every play. He’s fully capable, too. So I think we’ll get a good balance going, and it will be hard to stop,” Kamara said. “And he was like, ‘I’m good. I’m not tripping.’ I think it’s an unselfish team. . . . So however it shakes out, it shakes out. I’m ready.”Kamara has been part of such job shares before, working in tandem with Mark Ingram throughout his career. And coach Sean Payton talked this offseason about keeping Kamara’s “pitch count” similar to last year’s, when he played 61 percent of the snaps in games in which Ingram also played. The first five games of this year, Kamara was in for 75 percent of the snaps.“Week 1 [of] Alvin coming back. We’ll be smart,” Payton said. “And the good news is the way [Murray] played and the way Alvin’s played, we feel like we’re real good at that position. And they’re smart players, they’re real good teammates, they’re guys that can block, they’re guys that can handle the pressures, they can handle the receiving element of it.“Obviously, they’re uniquely different, but we’ll sort through that and figure that out. Certainly it was great to see the way Latavius stepped up.”And if that means Kamara stepping aside from time to time, he’s fine with that. With the Saints reportedly nearing a new contract for Michael Thomas Michael Thomas Jersey White , which New Orleans player will be next?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesCanal Street Chronicles homepageHorizontal - WhiteCanal Street Chroniclesa New Orleans Saints communityFollow Canal Street Chronicles online:Follow Canal Street Chronicles on TwitterFollow Canal Street Chronicles on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchCanal Street Chronicles main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrarySaintsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections InterviewsNew Orleans Saints SatireWho Dat HistoryCanal Street Chronicles TutorialWho gets the next big contract for the New Orleans Saints?New,1commentWith the Saints reportedly nearing a new contract for Michael Thomas, which New Orleans player will be [email protected] Ramczyk, who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 draft, was an instant starter his rookie year, and has missed just one start in two years. After opening the 2017 season at left tackle to replace the injured Terron Armstead, Ramczyk moved to right tackle after starter Zach Strief was hurt, making the NFL All-Rookie team and playing at a Pro Bowl level since. Ramczyk is considered one of the top young offensive linemen in the league, and is a devastating run blocker as well as terrific pass protector. He could become a free agent after the 2020 season, but the club does have a fifth year option. The 25-yr. old Ramczyk is one of the key players for a Saints offensive line considered among the league's best. Offensive tackles, in particular, are at a premium because of their duties to protect against the NFL's edge rushers. Ramczyk not only has the skillset to handle some of the finest pass rushers, but is also key to a dynamic New Orleans rushing attack that gets much of it's yardage over the right side. Sheldon Rankins, DTDerick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsRankins showed the world why the Saints made him the 12th overall pick in the 2016 draft last season. He showed promise during his rookie year, although abbreviated by an early injury (broken leg), then showed much improvement in 2017 before having an All-Pro worthy season last year. Unfortunately, after an 8 sack and 12 tackles for loss 2018 campaign, Rankins suffered an Achilles injury in the playoffs that will likely keep him off the field until midseason. New Orleans should have a solid rotation inside with David Onyemata, Taylor Stallworth, and Malcom Brown , but Rankins' return to effectiveness is vital to the defensive success. His current contract is due to expire after the 2020 season. The 25-yr. old Rankins has blossomed into one of the NFL's most disruptive interior defenders, and could be paid among the top defensive players in the league upon his full recovery. Larry Warford, OGPhoto by Al Bello/Getty ImagesWarford was an underrated free agent addition in 2017 from Detroit. He is a stout pass blocker from his right guard spot, and teams with Ramczyk to give the Saints a devastating run blocking duo. Warford has been a Pro Bowl replacement in each of his two years with the Saints, and has been vital in protecting the 6'0 Drew Brees and his line of sight to survey the field. Warford, who just turned 28, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2020 season. Although most teams pay top dollar for offensive tackles, most quarterbacks will admit that they feel most uncomfortable when they are pressured up the middle. Sean Payton has always stressed the importance of solid guard and center play, which could make Warford a team priority before his contract expires. Demario Davis, LBPhoto by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesOne of the best free agent signings of 2018 was the Saints inking of former Jets linebacker Demario Davis. The 30-yr. old Davis has missed just one game since 2013, and has always been one of the league's top tacklers. He would mean so much more to the Saints defense in 2018 though, despite a Pro Bowl snub. Davis added a ton of speed, aggressiveness, and versatility to the Saints defense, and transformed a moribund linebacking corps into one of the league's most improved units. Although he will be 32 when his contract expires after the 2020 season, Davis might be considered a priority signing if still playing at a level that brought to mind some of the elite linebacker play from Saints' past. Alex Anzalone, LBDerick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsSpeaking of great linebacker play, many expected exactly that out of Anzalone when the Saints selected him in the 3rd round of the 2017 draft. Although an opening day starter as a rookie and showing improvement over the first month of 2017, Anzalone was shelved for the year after just four games with a shoulder injury. That injury specter was one that haunted Anzalone in college, perhaps even preventing him from being a late-1st or early 2nd round pick. He rebounded in a big way in 2018 Drew Brees Jersey White , playing every game and teaming with Davis, A.J. Klein, and Craig Robertson to give New Orleans their best linebacking play in years. Anzalone combines good size with outstanding athleticism and versatility to give the Saints a bonafide every down playmaker at linebacker along with Davis. The sky seems the limit for the rapidly improving Anzalone, who turns 25 in September. His contract will expire at the conclusion of the 2020 season, and if he can stay healthy and maintain his upward trend, could put him in line for franchise defender type of money. Teddy Bridgewater, QBDerick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsOne of the most hotly debated topics among Saints fans is what the franchise will do at quarterback once Drew Brees decides to step away. New Orleans provided one potential answer to that question when they re-signed Bridgewater to a 1-yr. extension this offseason after trading to get him from the Jets last year. A 1st round draft pick by the Vikings in 2014 (32nd overall), Bridgewater is fully recovered from a career threatening knee injury suffered in 2016 that kept him sidelined most of two years. He has a 17-12 record as a starter, and has completed 64.7% of his passes with 28 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions. Bridgewater has good mobility and arm strength, and Saints coaches have raved about his ability to run the offense. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsThe major question that will remain until it happens of course is this: When will Brees retire? If number 9 elects to play beyond the 2019 season, then Bridgewater could test free agent waters for a starting job elsewhere. If Brees, sadly, does step away after this season, then the Saints will then be faced with an immediate decision on Bridgewater. He will turn 27 during the season, still plenty of years left for an NFL quarterback. Bridgewater will make over 7 million dollars for backup duty in 2019, a number that figures to escalate if New Orleans expects him to be their next starting quarterback. One of many decisions that face the Saints front office in the near future.

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