Report: Saints ‘rebuffed’ Bills trade inquiry on Alvin Kamara

Well that’s something. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning that the New Orleans Saints “rebuffed” a trade inquiry from the Buffalo Bills focusing on superstar running back Alvin Kamara ahead of the Nov. 1 NFL trade deadline. Kamara has been the subject of a lot of speculation and rumormongering with that deadline on the horizon, but this is the first time we’ve seen a specific team linked to him by a reputable outlet. And no, a random general manager speculating to Sports Illustrated about the Philadelphia Eagles doesn’t count.

“They are in it trying to make a splash,” Glazer said of the 5-1 Bills. “They were already in it there for Christian McCaffrey, but what people don’t know, is that they actually called about Alvin Kamara this week from the Saints. They were rebuffed there, but look there are still other running backs out on the market: Kareem Hunt, Jeff Wilson, Cam Akers. Certainly no one on the level of Alvin Kamara, but they could be had.”

NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill reports that the Saints have had no trade talks centering on Kamara “internally or externally” with the team’s focus instead centering on a rally towards the playoffs. So it’s likely the Bills received a flat “No” when they called up New Orleans. It would take an astronomical trade package to convince the Saints to part ways with the face of their franchise and incur massive salary cap penalties this year and next, but they do owe it to themselves to hear out offers. That doesn’t mean they’re going to bite.

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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire