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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (ribs) sits out practice

Sep 11, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) prepares for a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara did not practice on Thursday, raising questions about his availability for this weekend’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kamara, who is dealing with ailing ribs, is trending in the wrong direction after being listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Kamara recorded nine carries for 39 yards in New Orleans’ 27-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Kamara has rushed for 4,277 yards and 47 touchdowns and caught 376 passes for 3,270 yards and 20 scores in 74 career games (46 starts) with the Saints.

Fellow running backs Mark Ingram, Dwayne Washington and Tony Jones Jr. likely would see an uptick in their respective workloads should Kamara sit out against the Buccaneers (1-0).

Like Ingram (ankle) and Washington (hamstring), quarterback Jameis Winston (back), defensive end Cameron Jordan (hip), wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder), cornerback Alonte Taylor (hip) and tackle Landon Young (hip) were also listed as limited in practice on Thursday.

Cornerback Paulson Adebo (ankle) sat out practice on Thursday. He did not play in New Orleans’ season-opening game.

–Field Level Media