The New Orleans Saints will be getting one of their best players back on the field. According to a report from Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, Alvin Kamara will return to Saints practice Wednesday and be active for the team's Week 14 game against the New York Jets.
Kamara has been out since Week 9, when he suffered a knee injury during the team's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In his absence, Mark Ingram initially served as the feature back, but his own injury has forced New Orleans to utilize Tony Jones Jr., Ty Montgomery, and Adam Prentice in the backfield.
With Kamara returning to the lineup, the team will at least get one of its top playmakers on the field to aid Taysom Hill in his second start under center. Hill threw four interceptions last week against the Cowboys and suffered a finger injury along the way. While he is more of a threat as a runner than a passer, having an elite short-area target like Kamara available to him should help if the finger affects his ability to throw the ball downfield.
New Orleans has been beset by injuries on offense this season. Jameis Winston tore his ACL earlier this season and is out for the year. Michael Thomas suffered a setback in his rehab from a foot injury and never played a snap this season. Tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk have been out of late, and guard Andrus Peat is out for the year.
Particularly with the offensive line injuries, Kamara can be a valuable salve due to his ability to create yards after the catch and break tackles.