August 4, 2023   3 MIN READ

NFL Suspends Kamara

NFL Roundup: Saints RB Suspended 3 Games; Extension For Hooker; Jordan Cashes In


Saints running back Alvin Kamara was suspended three games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Kamara was involved in a fight in Las Vegas in February, 2002. He was initially charged with a felony before pleading down to a misdemeanor.

Kamara will miss games against the Titans, Panthers and Packers, three teams that missed the 2022 postseason.

Alvin Kamara

GETTY IMAGES: The NFL suspended Alvin Kamara for three games, and others for more, for violations of league policy.

He can return Week 4 against NFC South rival Tampa Bay.

The five-time Pro Bowler, who has been with the Saints his entire career, spoke to reporters on Friday and took full responsibility for his actions.

The Saints were smart this past offseason to sign free-agent running back Jamal Williams, who led the NFL with 17 touchdowns last year with the Lions and went over 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career.

Kamara wasn’t the only NFL player to be suspended by the league for violating the personal conduct policy.

Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu and Seahawks receiver D’Wayne Eskridge were each given six-game suspensions for off-field incidents.

Hooked Up

The Cowboys gave another extension to one of their secondary standouts, as the team and safety Malik Hooker reportedly agreed to a new deal worth up to $24 million over three years, per ESPN.

At $8 million annually, that’s a good deal for the Cowboys, as Hooker – drafted by the Colts 15th overall in 2017 – has stayed much healthier and has been more productive for Dallas than he was in Indianapolis.

Hooker has played at least 15 games in each of his two seasons with Dallas and last year played a career-most 16 games and tied his season high with three interceptions.

Consider that Jesse Bates, the top free-agent safety, signed with the Falcons in March for about twice what Hooked just signed for with the Dallas.

Last week, the Cowboys and Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs agreed on a five-year blockbuster extension.

Always A Saint

Saints veteran pass rusher Cam Jordan, who was entering the final year of his contract, agreed on an extension that will likely have him retire in New Orleans.

The two sides agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $30 million, as the eight-time Pro Bowler enters his 13th season and has 115.5 career sacks. He needs just 8.5 sacks to leapfrog Rickey Jackson as the Saints’ all-time leader in sacks.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for

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