Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Mon 8/1/22 7:59 PM

Kamara's hearing regarding a battery charge has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Earlier Monday, Terrell reported that Kamara's imminent court date was pushed back another two months to October, the third time this hearing has been delayed. Kamara faces misdemeanor and felony battery charges for an incident in early February in Las Vegas. Until the legal process plays out, the NFL likely will wait to make a decision on any sort of punishment.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Mon 8/1/22 3:53 PM1 Comment

A hearing for a battery case involving Kamara has been pushed back by at least two months to October or later, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kamara is facing misdemeanor and felony battery charges, with evidence reportedly including video that shows him punching the victim multiple times. The NFL has used the commissioner's exempt list in the past to keep players off the field while legal situations play out, but in this case the league seems more inclined to wait out the process. Kamara still is in danger of being suspended at some point, but it might not be until later this season or even 2023. The hearing now has been pushed back three times.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Fri 7/1/22 1:06 PM

Per Ross Jackson of USA Today, there's no clear timetable for when Kamara could potentially face NFL discipline stemming from his February arrest following an altercation in Las Vegas.
EDGE Analysis
The report suggests that the league will wait for the legal process to wrap up before making any determination. Kamara's next hearing is currently scheduled for early August, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, though Jackson notes that if the case goes on beyond that juncture, the process could extend into the regular season. There's been speculation that the running back could be facing a six-game suspension from the NFL down the road, and in the event that Kamara misses any time, Mark Ingram, Tony Jones, Dwayne Washington, Devine Ozigbo and Abram Smith are currently next up on the Saints' backfield depth chart.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Mon 4/25/22 4:23 PM

Kamara's legal case pending in Las Vegas has been pushed back to Aug. 1, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kamara is facing two battery-related charges as a result of a February incident at a Las Vegas establishment. It's not clear if this delay in the legal process will impact Kamara's availability for the start of Saints training camp in late July.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Fri 3/11/22 12:00 PM

By converting $10.47 million of what Kamara was in line to be paid this coming season into a signing bonus, the Saints have created $8.37 million in salary cap space for 2022, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Ross Jackson of The USA Today, restructuring the terms of Kamara's deal frees up much-needed cap space for the team as free agency approaches. Jackson also notes that a court hearing related to Kamara's battery case, stemming from the running back's arrest last month following an alleged altercation in Las Vegas, has been pushed back to April 25. The 26-year-old finished the 2021 season with 240 carries for 898 yards and four TDs in 13 games to go along with 47 catches (on 67 targets) for 439 yards and five receiving scores.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Mon 2/7/22 5:08 PM6 Comments

Kamara is scheduled to make his first appearance in court March 8 following his arrest Sunday in Las Vegas on a charge of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, David Charns of 8 News Now Las Vegas reports.
EDGE Analysis
Following his appearance for the NFC squad in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Kamara was taken into police custody after his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred at a Las Vegas casino and night club early Saturday morning. Kamara was released from jail after posting bail Sunday, and his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday was later canceled. Kamara and the Saints have yet to make a statement about his arrest, and both the team and NFL may wait for the legal process to play out before determining if the running back faces a fine or suspension.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Sun 2/6/22 11:24 PM15 Comments

Kamara was taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The running back is the suspect in a battery that occurred in a Las Vegas night club Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Kamara participated in the Pro Bowl earlier in the day Sunday. A press release from the police department indicates that Kamara was taken into custody without incident and booked for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Sun 1/9/22 8:56 PM

Kamara rushed the ball 30 times for 146 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over Atlanta. He added two receptions for 16 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Kamara was the centerpiece of the Saints' offense, particularly after Taysom Hill suffered a foot injury that pushed Trevor Siemian into action. The end result was a career-high 30 rushing attempts for Kamara and his highest yardage total on the ground for the campaign. Kamara relied primarily on volume to produce, though he highlighted his effort with gains of 27 and 13 yards to turn in an efficient effort. The primary thing missing from Kamara's performance was a trip to the end zone, a common theme for the season as he tallied only nine total touchdowns -- 12 fewer than his mark in 2020. The Saints will presumably look to upgrade their offense during the offseason, which could benefit Kamara's fantasy outlook from an efficiency perspective.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Sun 1/2/22 11:27 PM

Kamara carried the ball 13 times for 32 yards and caught five of six targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 18-10 win over the Panthers.
EDGE Analysis
It was a rough day for Kamara on the ground, as Taysom Hill ended up leading New Orleans in rushing, but the running back found success through the air and capped his performance with a 12-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter. It's the seventh time this season Kamara has reached triple-digit scrimmage yards in a game, and he could be poised for big numbers again in Week 18 against the Falcons as the Saints try to sneak into the playoffs.

Alvin Kamara
RB NO (14)
Tue 12/28/21 12:15 AM

Kamara rushed 13 times for 52 yards while catching two of four targets for seven yards during Monday's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.
EDGE Analysis
Despite the seemingly favorable matchup with Miami, Kamara was not set up to succeed considering he was working with a fourth-string rookie quarterback behind a patchwork offensive line. However, it was still confusing that the Saints didn't feed him the ball more often given the massive struggles New Orleans had throwing the ball with Ian Book. In any case, the entire offense should find easier sledding in Week 17 against Carolina if either of Taysom Hill (COVID-19) or Trevor Siemian (COVID-19) is able to gain medical clearance in time.