New Orleans Saints full-back Alvin Camara has been placed on the Covid-19 list, leaving it to be placed in the final game of the regular season on Sunday at Carolina Panthers.
Camara, in his fourth season outside of Tennessee, performed a historic feat in the team’s Christmas Day victory over the Minnesota Vikings as he accelerated six touchdowns, setting a league record of 91 years.
The Camara carried 22 times to 155 yards (7.0 medium), adding three receptions for 17 yards for 172 total yards of melee against the Vikings. The accelerating landing record the record that keeps Ernie Nevers is from the Chicago Cardinals, November 28, 1929 was set, while for total landing Camara joined Nevers, Dub Jones to the Cleveland Browns (November 25, 1951) and Gilles Sayers at the Chicago Bears (December 12, 1965).
Camara has carried 187 times to 932 yards (5.0 average) with 16 touchdowns this season, tying for the first time in the NFL. He leads all the sprint back in receiving 83 best receptions and leading the team 756 yards (9.1 average) with five touchdowns. Camara, who would be the second Saints player to lead the team in both rushing and receiving, is currently leading the NFL with 21 overall drops after his explosion on Christmas Day, and is second in the league with 93 first drops and third place with a total of 1,688 Melee Yards, which is the seventh highest gross in club history. He is the only Saint to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of its first four seasons.
Camara is the second player to be placed on the team’s list this week, to join the defensive fullback CJ Gardner Johnson.
The Saints (11-4) will play the Carolina Panthers (5-10) on Sunday, January 3, at the end of the regular season. New Orleans, the NFC South winner for a fourth consecutive season, still had a chance at the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and couldn’t finish worse than the No. 3 seed.