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Kendre Miller Ready To Step In For Saints WR Alvin Kamara

New Orleans is converting 71st overall pick Kendre Miller from RB to WR while they await the Alvin Kamara verdict. 

Alvin Kamara is on trial for battery on July 31st. If he is found guilty, he could be suspended for at least part of the season.

The Saints believe rookie Kendre Miller has the skill set to fill in for Kamara if necessary. 

“I like the player, I like his downhill running style,” Saints head coach Dennis Allen said.


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“I think he’s got really good feet, I think he’s got really good contact balance. And he’s got the speed to take it the distance if he breaks free in the open field, so there’s a lot of qualities about him that I like.

“And look, I don’t know that they used him as much out of the backfield at TCU, but I think he’s got that skill set.”

Kendre Miller generated 1,399 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 224 carries for TCU. His time as a receiver is more limited – just 33 games with 29 catches.

Nonetheless, Miller is confident he can adapt to whatever the Saints need from him. Especially if it means he gets his chance sooner.

“It was something I never got to show (at TCU),” Miller said. “The coaches here, they’ve got me on the Jugs (machine) and the tennis ball machines. They were like, we knew it was in you, that’s why we drafted you, we know you can catch. Just showing everybody else in the world my ability will be a big thing for me, and I’m ready to get out there and compete.”


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“How they use (Kamara) is kind of unique, and watching film every day, we watch a bunch of clips of him. How they use him in the pass game, that’s pretty cool. I feel like I can step in and pretty much do the same thing.”

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