Saints’ RB’s Alvin Kamara has been excused from training camp for the past three days and is believed to be on contract, according to sources.
– Adam Shecheter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2020
The New Orleans Saints made the ball roll in the contract extension with Alvin Camara nearly two weeks ago, but Camara seems to be doing its best to push things to the finish line. ESPN’s Adam Shefter announced on Monday that the Chamber had missed a three-day training session, which is believed to be related to ongoing contract negotiations with the Saints.
Progress on the extension of the contract in the Chamber was supported by Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football, who said negotiations had progressed over the past week. Chamber missed two training sessions early last week with a stomach virus before taking an unexplained absence, which Saints coach Sean Peyton declined to comment on Monday̵
Entering the final year of her rookie contract, the Chamber offered its position on the potential extension as early as August 10, saying: “My agent and I talked briefly about it and I said, ‘Don’t tell me anything about a contract until it’s like something where it happens, or if it’s something I need to know, ‘besides, like if I were my own agent, then I’d have everything to tell you about the contract, but I’m not. I’m not talking about contracts, I’m not talking to coaches about contracts. I’m here to do my job. “
Making a new deal for the Chamber and the Saints is a difficult process. He played as effectively as Christian McCafrey and the other best paid defenders in the game, but Camara failed to combine them in large numbers. He was also surprised by a knee injury in 2019, raising concerns about its longevity. But there is no doubt that he is as talented as any other runner you will find in the league.
This is a fast-paced situation and a quasi-hold like the one in the Chamber can speed things up; The strategy works for Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram, who secured a $ 14 million guaranteed salary after several days of work. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days.