NEW ORLEANS, Lou. (WLOX) - The entirety of the running backs room - including running backs coach Joel Thomas - has reportedly been deemed close contacts to Alvin Kamara, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, and have been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington and fullback Michael Burton will all be unavailable, although none of those three have reportedly tested positive themselves. Ty Montgomery is expected to take a lot of the workload at the running back position, and Taysom Hill should see his fair share of looks as well.
But while the running back room is unavailable this weekend, the wide receiver room has proven it can handle whatever comes its way, and it may be needed to carry a large workload against Carolina.
“I’ve always said we had depth, but I didn’t think we had depth in the receiving room in terms of what we got,” wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. “Tre’Quan goes down, Mike goes down, and the next guy, Marquez Callaway pops up. He’s showcasing his talent. This team is just resilient.”
“Really I just try to do what’s asked of me. I go out, try to get better, and like I said, try to make a name for myself and do whatever they ask me to do,” Callaway said. “If I need to block the whole game, that’s what I’m doing. If I need to to go out and make some catches, that’s what I’m doing.”