The New Orleans Saints can’t afford to take many more hits at running back. Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday that Jamaal Williams, one of their veteran free agent pickups this spring, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered early in Monday night’s win over the Carolina Panthers.
While he declined to share a specific timetable, Allen added that it may “take some time to get him back.” What that means is unclear, but it’s worth noting that Williams’ backup Kendre Miller suffered a hamstring injury two weeks before the regular season started and has yet to make his debut. These soft-tissue injuries are notoriously slow to heal.
But there’s some good news — Allen said that he expected Miller to be “full go” in practice this week after he was a limited participant a week ago, which certainly suggests he’ll be available for their upcoming game with the Green Bay Packers. With Williams out of action and Alvin Kamara finishing the final week of his three-game suspension, it sounds like Miller could be headed for a heavy workload if his body can handle it.