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Saints RB Kendre Miller returns to practice on Thursday

Rookie RB Kendre Miller returns to practice from knee sprain

NFLPA Rookie Premiere Portrait Session Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

August 17 update: Saints rookie running back returned to practice on Thursday, per Nick Underhill. How much he will participate is unknown at this time, but it’s a great sign that he’s back in pads after his knee sprain in Week 1 of preseason.

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller was injured in Sunday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie reportedly suffered a knee sprain, and will not require surgery. His readiness for Week 1 is undetermined, but the Saints are optimistic, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The Saints selected Miller out of TCU in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He is listed behind Alvin Kamara, who is suspended for the first three games of the season, and Jamaal Williams on the depth chart. In his 2022 season at TCU, Miller was a key piece in the Horned Frogs’ path to the national championship game, adding up 1,399 rushing yards and finding the end zone 17 times throughout the season.

In the preseason game against the Chiefs, Miller had four carries for five yards before getting injured. The Saints face the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season.