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Kamara leaves minicamp early due to contract dispute

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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara left Thursday's final minicamp practice early due to contract issues, his agent Brad Cicala told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Kamara and the Saints have been in talks for an extension but haven't made progress, Nick Underhill of reports.

The running back has two years left on his contract, but a $25-million salary in 2025 was structured to force a redo of his deal, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.

Saints head coach Dennis Allen said after practice that Kamara was present for the walkthrough part of the session before exiting. He added that he hadn't spoken to Kamara to find out why he was absent.

Kamara is currently the NFL's second-highest paid running back with an average salary of $15 million. San Francisco 49ers star Christian McCaffrey pushed the top of the market even further with a recent two-year, $38-million extension.

The 28-year-old produced a career-low 694 rushing yards and five touchdowns in 13 appearances last season. He added 75 catches for 466 receiving yards and one score.

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