Jun 11, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during a minicamp session at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility.

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Saints minicamp recap: Alvin Kamara's versatility on display

Kristian Garic
June 13, 2019 - 4:20 pm
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The Saints wrapped up their three day mini-camp with another showcase moment.  

What started out as joke turned into a lot of questions following practice.  Running back Alvin Kamara was wearing QB Teddy Bridgewater’s No. 5 jersey to start practice, and vice versa for Bridgewater who was wearing Kamara’s No. 41 jersey.  Later when the two switched back to their real numbers it was the talk of practice.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees joked, “He (Kamara) could probably get it done back there at QB, he’s that athletic.”  Brees even added he’s ready to catch a pass from Kamara should the Saints design a half back pass and call it a game.

We’ve seen Sean Payton get really creative in getting athletes like Kamara or Taysom Hill on the field and in the game.  

“I think his versatility is going to show even more this season.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alvin playing the QB position in the wildcat formation with him potentially even throwing the football,” explained Saints color analyst Deuce McAllister.  

Coach Sean Payton recalled a play in college where Kamara successfully completed a 4th and 3 pass at the goal line for the Tennessee Volunteers.  So in short, don’t be surprised if Kamara ends up throwing a pass or two this season.  It sure sounds like Payton has studied the options.

As for practice, defensive back Patrick Robinson is flashing his veteran presence, coming up with another interception today.

“It’s not just like the ball was thrown right at him.  He made an athletic move and break on the football to come away with the interception,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.   

The Cannon also felt like the defense turned in another solid day.  

“I’m not worried about the offense, but it’s a good thing when our defense can humble the offense.  That’s a positive sign for the potential if they can have success against Brees and Payton,” Hebert exclaimed.

Now the Saints are off for six weeks, but football is right around the corner.  The Saints report to training camp in the last week of July and away we go!

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