Alvin Kamara healthy, not concerned with contract talks


Alvin Kamara is entering the final year of his rookie deal with the Saints, but the Pro Bowl running back isn't thinking about his next contract or those negotiations.

"Me and my agent talked briefly about it and I told him, I said...don't tell me anything about a contract until it's like something where it's happening, or if it is something that I need to know," Kamara said.

The fourth-year Saint said his main focus is on football.

"I don't talk upstairs about contracts. I don't talk to coaches about contracts," Kamara said. "I'm just here to do my job. I'm healthy. I'm back with my teammates and we're working towards getting ready for Tampa."

Kamara said he's felt healthy after spending much of the 2019 season playing through a knee injury he suffered against Jacksonville. Kamara said the injury didn't require surgery but a lot of rehab.

"I tried to put the best product out on the field..and you know, sometimes it was enough. Sometimes it wasn't," he said. "But you know, I just didn't want to let my team down."

Kamara said he's dealt with the injury and is now focused on making it through a unique training camp, as the Saints navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said he worked a lot on improving aspects of his game including some of the fundamentals.

"There's a lot of things that you know we take for granted in this game," Kamara said. "Something as small as catching the ball, there's so many components that go into catching that ball that you don't even really think about it, until you break it down."