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Mark Ingram | Running Back | #22

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / NO
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Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' 43-19, Week 5 rout of the Redskins on Monday night.
Making his 2018 debut after serving a four-game suspension to open the season, Ingram got the start and out-touched Alvin Kamara 18-9, adding two catches for 20 yards on three targets. It was evident right from the get-go that coach Sean Payton wanted to get Ingram involved and keep him involved after sitting out the first four weeks. It was also an opportunity for Kamara to get some extra rest heading into the bye. Moving forward, we expect Kamara to be used much more than he was tonight, but there's obviously some serious concern here with all the weapons and mouths in the New Orleans offense. Kamara is unlikely to match his 22.75 touches per game mark from Weeks 1-4. He's going to need big plays to maintain elite RB1 status while Ingram is very much a mid-to-high RB2 the rest of the way. The Saints get the Ravens on the road in Week 7. Oct 8 - 11:25 PM

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Speaking Tuesday, Saints coach Sean Payton said "we'll figure out the balance" between Alvin Kamara and a returning Mark Ingram.

"It'll be good for us offensively to have (Ingram) back," Payton said. Although not very expansive, they are Payton's first comments on the matter since Ingram's return. Kamara has been the No. 1 overall fantasy running back through the season's first four weeks. Ingram is going to cut into his workload but probably not to the degree he did in 2017. Ingram averaged 18 touches per game last season. He might start out more in the 10-14 range in 2018. He's best treated as a low-end RB2 for Week 5.
Oct 2 - 1:17 PM

NBC Sports' Peter King reports Mark Ingram met the Saints at the airport early Monday morning.

Ingram is eligible to return from his four-game suspension today, and he did not want to waste any time. Alvin Kamara will continue to command a large workload, especially in the passing game, but Ingram returning is a concern for both his carry total and red-zone work. Even so, Kamara will remain a locked-in RB1 moving forward while Ingram could develop into a top-24 option.
Oct 1 - 8:53 AM

Mark Ingram rushed seven times for 24 yards and added two catches for 16 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

Ingram sprinkled in touches behind Alvin Kamara while the first-team offense stayed on the field Saturday. Oddly enough, it was Kamara who received the rushing attempt and ensuing score inside the five-yard line on the club's third possession. Ingram is set to miss the Saints' first four games and it's anybody's guess whether he's utilized normally upon return. With 2018 being Ingram's contract year, it would not be shocking to see coach Sean Payton move away from the team's current 1A/1B backfield usage and instead feature Kamara even more often.
Aug 25 - 10:40 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Mark Ingram is expected to report for mandatory minicamp.

Although eligible to participate, the suspended running back is skipping voluntary OTAs. He's unhappy with his contract situation. He's heading into the final year of his deal. Ingram's ban and Alvin Kamara's emergence have made a summer extension extremely unlikely for the eighth-year pro.
May 24 - 1:30 PM

Although suspended Saints RB Mark Ingram is eligible to participate in the team's offseason program, he is not expected to report before mandatory minicamp.

"He and I spoke, so it wasn't a surprise to us that he's not here," coach Sean Payton said of Ingram's recent absence. "I don't agree with it. But it is optional, and that's his choice." Ingram is apparently upset at his lack of a contract extension — 2018 is the final year of his deal — but he's not about to get one, both because of his ban and Alvin Kamara's electric rookie season. Headed into his eighth year in the league, Ingram is still only 28.
Source: ESPN.com
May 10 - 6:05 PM

Updating a previous item, suspended RB Mark Ingram's appeal has already been heard and denied by the NFL.

There was apparently some confusion on this Wednesday morning when Ingram's agent released a statement, saying they planned to appeal the four-game PEDs ban. That's already been done, which is why the league announced the suspension on Tuesday. Ingram will be sidelined Weeks 1-4 (vs. TB, vs. CLE, at ATL, at NYG), leaving Alvin Kamara locked into RB1 duties.
May 9 - 12:53 PM

Mark Ingram is appealing his four-game PEDs suspension.

In a statement, Ingram's agent said his client had a "proper use exemption" for the substance which Ingram tested positive. "At the end of the 2017 season, as a result of a NFL mandated random drug test, Mark tested positive for a substance that was not a performance enhancing substance, nor an illegal substance, but a substance in fact permissible with the proper use exemption with the NFL," Ingram's agent said. A decision from an arbitrator is due by May 16.
May 9 - 10:49 AM

NFL suspended Saints RB Mark Ingram four games for violating the league's PED policy.

This one comes out of nowhere, though you could say that about most PED bans. Headed into his eighth season in the league, Ingram has never before been suspended. The Saints don't go on bye until Week 6, so Ingram will be eligible to return in Week 5. Ingram has battled the injury bug at times during his career, but he appeared in all 16 games each of the past two seasons. His absence will leave a huge opening for all-world young runner Alvin Kamara to command an even bigger role. Kamara's early 2018 ADP is already that of a mid-first rounder. It's the worst possible start to Ingram's contract year.
May 8 - 4:04 PM

Mark Ingram has switched agents.

After being represented for a number of years by Joel Segal of Lagardere Sports and Entertainment, Ingram is now with Paul Bobbitt and David Jones of VIP Sports Management. The 28-year-old broke out for career-highs in both rushing yards (1,124) and touchdowns (12) last season while splitting backfield work with Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara. Ingram's contract expires after 2018.
Apr 17 - 2:27 PM

Mark Ingram managed just 25 yards on 10 carries while catching his only target for a three-yard gain Sunday in the Saints’ Divisional Round loss to the Vikings.

Ingram never got anything going on Sunday, which was probably to be expected against Minnesota's top-tier run defense. It didn't help that New Orleans spent most of the day playing from behind and essentially abandoned the running game altogether after halftime. Ingram limped to the finish line, ending the year on a three-game touchdown drought while struggling to just 2.56 yards per carry during that span. It's not the finish Ingram was hoping for, but this was still by far his best season as the 28-year-old set career-highs in both rushing yards (1,124) and touchdowns (12). Even with Alvin Kamara playing a major role, Ingram should be in the RB1 conversation in 2018.
Jan 14 - 9:45 PM

Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 22 yards and turned his only target into 13 yards in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers.

Expected to ride the running game by everyone, the Saints dialed back the clock with a dominant performance from Drew Brees. Unfortunately for people who were counting on Ingram in DFS, that game-plan left him with few opportunities. He could not do much with the ones he did get, and he was vultured on the one-yard line by Zach Line late in the second quarter before watching Alvin Kamara score a short one in the fourth. With the Vikings up next, the road will not get any easier.
Jan 7 - 8:35 PM

Mark Ingram's contract will not be voided after failing to make the All-Pro team.

Ingram had a clause in his contract that would have voided the final year of his deal had he made the All-Pro team. Instead his teammate, Alvin Kamara, nabbed the final All-Pro spot at running back. Ingram will earn $4 million next season before hitting the open market in 2019. Despite the All-Pro snub, the seventh-year still finished with career-highs in both rushing yards (1,124) and touchdowns (12) during the regular season and will be a strong DFS play against Carolina this weekend.
Jan 5 - 3:35 PM

Mark Ingram managed 35 yards on 13 carries and caught 4-of-4 targets for 19 yards in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Bucs.

The Saints managed just 3.5 yards per carry as a team against a Bucs defense that came to play after it was announced coach Dirk Koetter would return for the 2018 season. Ingram's Week 18 matchup will be one of the toughest on the slate against a stout Panthers run defense in the Wild Card Round.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Falcons.

He added 22 yards on three catches. It was a quiet first half for Ingram, who finished with just 17 yards rushing on seven carries. He broke out after the break, however, getting loose for a 26-yard rushing score late in the third quarter to give the Saints a 17-point lead. He did not do much after that, but the run saved what could have been a bad fantasy day. Ingram will finish the regular season with a good matchup against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Taysom Hill
RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
3Dwayne Washington
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Cameron Meredith
3Austin Carr
WR21Tre'Quan Smith
2Cameron Meredith
3Ted Ginn
4Tommylee Lewis
WR31Cameron Meredith
2Austin Carr
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Dan Arnold
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Andrus Peat
2Will Clapp
C1Max Unger
2Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Michael Ola
K1Wil Lutz