We know how banged up the Bears are entering Week 7, but they aren’t going into Sunday’s action dealing with major injuries alone.
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reports that Saints running back Alvin Kamara is dealing with a dinged-up high-ankle that is expected to limit him in practice throughout the week (Michael: I obviously hate to see any player get injured, but this happened one week after I traded him in Fantasy Football and one week before he’s set to face the Bears, so … am I evil?)
And with there being a chance that Kamara’s ankle issue could hold him out of the game, New Orleans has made some roster moves to make sure all its bases are covered:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2019
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the Saints are adding running back Zach Zenner to their active roster. The Bears should be familiar with Zenner, seeing that he played 36 games for the Lions from 2015-18. To make room on the roster for Zenner, New Orleans released linebacker Stephone Anthony, who played 40 special teams snaps in three games with the team.
Kamara is a do-it-all star who is a threat to score whenever he has the ball. The Saints have used him in all facets of the game, running him out of the backfield, throwing to him in pass patterns, and even as a return specialist. Kamara, a two-time Pro Bowler and 2017 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, needs to be accounted for at all times when he is on the field. But if he can’t play on Sunday, it would be one fewer playmaker the Bears defense would need to worry about in Week 7.