METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — After three long weeks, running back Alvin Kamara is back with the Saints. Kamara was suspended for the first three games of the season by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He was able to return to the Saints facility Monday and was back at practice Wednesday.

The Saints run game struggled without Kamara. New Orleans is in the bottom half of the league, averaging a little more than 93 rushing yards per game. 

After having to be away from the team, Kamara and his teammates are elated that he’s back.

“It’s weird not playing,” Kamara said. “So obviously, feel good to be back out there with teammates and feel good to be back out there running, moving around. I’m free. You know what I’m saying, literally and figuratively. It’s some things that I do that that opens up our offense a little bit more. So, for everybody, not just for me… So, I’m excited to get back out there.”

“He brings that energy to juice,” Alontae Taylor, Saints cornerback, said. “We’ve always had that right. But his addition to that turns us up a little bit, even more so I know we’ll be excited when he breaks a long run and has good plays.”

Kamara also adds much needed depth to the running back position with running back Jamaal Williams who was placed on IR ahead of week three with a hamstring injury.