NFL: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints

Oct 27, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara stands on the field prior to kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is on track to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, coach Sean Payton announced Thursday.

"I fully expect (Kamara) to be ready to play, and I thought he looked really good (Wednesday in practice)," Payton said as the Saints (7-1) return from their bye week to host the Falcons (1-7).

Kamara, 24, has been sidelined with separate knee and ankle injuries since New Orleans' 13-6 victory at Jacksonville on Oct. 13.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection and former Norcross star has rushed for 373 yards on 86 carries with one touchdown in six games this season. He also has 33 receptions for 276 yards and one score.

Fellow running back Latavius Murray has played well in Kamara's absence, rushing 48 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games. He also had 14 catches for 86 yards and a score.

--Field Level Media