METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — Saints running back Jamaal Williams could miss some time with a hamstring injury sustained in New Orleans’ Monday night game against the Panthers, Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday.
“I expect that it’s going to take a little time to get him back,” Allen said. “But, we’ll probably have a little bit more update as we go throughout the week.”
Williams left during the first half of Monday’s 20-17 Saints win over the Panthers. In two games, Williams has rushed for 74 yards on 27 attempts.
With running back Alvin Kamara suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Williams was the Saints feature back.
With Williams’ health in question, the Saints running back room could have depth issues until Kamara can return in week four. Rookie running back Kendre Miller missed the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury. Allen was optimistic Tuesday about Millers’ availability.
“I expect him to be pretty much full go this week,” Allen said. “We’ll see where he’s at for gameday. I expect there’s a good chance we’ll see him this week.”
Other than Williams and Miller, the Saints have running back Kirk Merritt on the active roster. Merritt was inactive for Monday night’s game against the Panthers. New Orleans also has running back Tony Jones Jr., who had two touchdowns and 34 rushing yards in week two, and running back Jordan Mims on the practice squad.