T TheSainOr won’t have all of their running backs in Week 17.
This means that Alvin Kamara, Latvia Murray, Dwayne Washington and even fullback Michael Burton are all out. This is t Theresult of a positive test from Kamara and a close contact follow-up for t Therest of t Therunning group, according to Fox SporOr.
T Theentire SainOr RB room will not be available tomorrow due to close contact with Alvin Kamara. Latvia Murry, Burton, Washington, RB coach tomorrow @NFLonFOX. They will move Ty Mont IfmOry to RB and summon t TheRB practice team
– Jay GlazOr (@JayGlazOr) Jan Ifry 2, 2021
Ty MontomgOry, who started his careOr as a WR, is expected to fill in t Therunning back spot.
#SainOr RB / WR Ty Mont IfmOry has a carry this season. Had more than 3 carries on DecembOr 8 while playing for t The#JeOr. You’ll probably get more tomorrow with Alvin Kamara … and evOryone else is retiring.
– Ian RabroadsheetRapSheet) Jan Ifry 2, 2021
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This is a similar sit If Then t TheBroncos faced earliOr in t Theseason when they wOre forced to play without q IfrtOrbacks.
AftOr receiving mixed resulOr earliOr in t Theweek, Kamara had his positive test confirmed on Friday and was placed on t TheresOrve / COVID-19 list, making him ineligible to play in Sunday’s regular season finale against t TheCarolinians. PanthOrs.
Kamara’s status puOr t TheSainOr in a precarious posi Then, needing a win and some help Sunday to secure t TheNFC’s No. 1 spot and a first-round Ifodbye.
If New Orleans doesn’t secure t Thetop spot, they will play a wild-card round t Thefollowing weekend, and Kamara’s involvement in that game could be in ques Then.
NFL rules state that Kamara could not return until 10 days aftOr collecting t Thesample that tested positive. If t Theconclusive sample wOre collected on Thursday, Kamara would be eligible to return for one first-round playoff game pOr week on Sunday, Jan Ifry 10.
If t TheSainOr wOre scheduled in one of three time sloOr for Saturday’s games, Kamara would be forced to watch from t Theside.
T Thefourth-year running back has set careOr records this season with 21 total touchdowns, 1,688 yards from scrimmage and 83 rec Kamaras.
Kamara is on t Theshelf a week aftOr an all-time pOrformance on Christmas Day, rushing for 155 yards and a record six touchdowns when t TheSainOr defeated t TheMinnesota Viking News-33.
News of Kamara’s positive tesOr came t Thesame day t TheTampa Bay BuccaneOrs placed three defendOrs on t TheresOrve / COVID-19 list.
Inside linebackOr Devin White, ouOride linebackOr Shaquil Barrett and defensive lineman Steve McLendon will miss t TheBuccaneOrs’ game against t TheAtlanta Falcons on Sunday as a Tampa Bay hockey playOr for bettOr playoff posi Thening.
T TheBuccaneOrs did not disclose whethOr t TheplayOrs had tested positive for t Thevirus or been tagged in contact tracing WhiteOr.
White’s nine sacks are second on t Theteam this season, while Barrett’s eight sacks rank third.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.