The New Orleans Saints may have lost again on Sunday.
Saints rookie Kendry Miller left a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter with a right knee injury, coach Dennis Allen confirmed after the game. . It’s unclear how severe the injury is or if Miller will ever miss it, though he is scheduled to undergo more tests in the coming days.
The knee is the same one Miller injured in the Fiesta Bowl. Miller fell in the first half of TCU’s loss to Michigan in that game in December, and missed much of the summer to recover. He missed the OTAs, but made it back in time for training camp.
It doesn’t look like Miller did anything specifically on Sunday. He went into the injury tent and then walked off the court on his own in the third quarter and never came back. He had five rushing yards on four carries, and caught a one-yard reception in the 26-24 win.
Miller had 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns last season with TCU. The Saints selected him in the third round of the NFL Draft earlier this year.
Although Miller’s injury doesn’t look too severe, it could cause problems for the Saints in the early weeks of the season if he ends up missing time. After his alleged role in a fight outside a Las Vegas nightclub in 2022. Eno Benjamin was torn up in a comeback earlier this month as well, and is now out this year.
That left Jamal Williams to presumably start in Kamara’s absence, with Miller likely to back him up for the first three weeks if he’s healthy. Free agent Karim Hunt worked with both the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts last week as well, however.
Williams led the Saints on the ground with 28 rushing yards on nine carries in Sunday’s win over Kansas City. Rookie Ellis Merriweather also had 24 yards on nine carries. Merriweather could be a very real option for the Saints early in the season, especially if Miller has been out for any length of time.
The Saints, who went 7-10 last season and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, will open their season on September 10 against the Tennessee Titans.