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Katherine TerrellESPN WriterSeptember 19, 2023, 07:55 pm ET3 minute read

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams is expected to miss time with a hamstring injury, coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday.

Williams left in the first half of the Saints’ win against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night after playing just 18 snaps. With Alvin Kamara serving a suspension and Kendre Miller inactive, that left the Saints with only practice squad running back Tony Jones Jr. and quarterback Taysom Hill to handle the rest of the carries in the second half.

The Saints are expected to get Miller back this week after he was out with a hamstring injury. The rookie third-round pick has yet to make his NFL debut, but will likely be ready for this week’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Allen said Miller was inactive this week because he hadn’t gotten enough reps due to the injury.

“I think he probably physically could have played,” Allen said. “That was more of a decision on my part, a rookie player not being able to fully participate in practice during the week, I just didn’t feel like it was the right thing for our team to put him in the game. … I hope he’s pretty complete this week and we’ll see where he is for game day, but I hope there’s a good chance we’ll see him this week.”

The Saints will be without Kamara for one more game as he serves a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Allen said he doesn’t plan to sign another running back this week even with Williams injured.

Hill carried the ball nine times against the Panthers for 75 yards and Jones had 12 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns.

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