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Mark Ingram | Running Back | #22

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / NO
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Mark Ingram said he wants to retain his role in the passing game.
Ingram entered 2015 with just 53 catches total through four seasons, but he racked up 50 catches in just 12 games last year. "The last couple of years, I’ve had a lot more opportunities to show my abilities all-around," Ingram said. "I just want to be a guy who people look at me and say, ‘he’s one of the top backs in the league hands-down.Somebody that you have to respect and know where he’s at on every snap.'" With the added passing-game element he flashed last year, Ingram proved he has legit RB1 ability when healthy, but he has played in all 16 games just once in his career. Even with those injury concerns and C.J. Spiller a theoretical threat to his targets, Ingram is something of a value in the third round. Jul 4 - 8:46 AM

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Mark Ingram agreed to convert $2.235 million of his $3 million salary into a "signing" bonus, creating $1.49 million of cap space for the Saints.

GM Mickey Loomis has continued his "rob Peter to pay Paul" method in order to fit some free-agent signings on the books, though Ingram isn't losing any money here. He's just getting it up front. Ingram was having a fine 2015 before going down in December with a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. With Khiry Robinson gone, Ingram is solidified as the Saints' top back.
Mar 30 - 9:26 AM

Mark Ingram (injured reserve) will have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder Thursday.

Ingram originally suffered an AC sprain Week 10 against the Redskins, but he injured the same shoulder further last week against the Panthers and was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He should be fully healthy for the start of OTAs. Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller will form a low-value committee with Ingram sidelined.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Saints placed RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ingram played through his shoulder issue the last two weeks, but his workloads had been limited. He'll be shut down for the final month, ending his season at 1,174 total yards (4.6 YPC) and six touchdowns over 12 games. The Saints will move forward with a committee of C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower. Ingram should be fully healthy for the start of OTAs.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:56:00 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports Mark Ingram is "dealing with a serious shoulder injury" that may end his season.

Ingram first popped up on the injury report Week 12 with the shoulder issue, but has been listed as probable the past two weeks. During those games, he's seen his workload scaled back a bit, and we may have a reason now. With Khiry Robinson (leg) already done for the year, would be left with C.J. Spiller, Tim Hightower, and KR-type Marcus Murphy at running back if Ingram has to hit the shelf. It'd be awful timing for fantasy owners. Ingram is currently the overall RB3 and has been as consistent as they come much of the year.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 01:37:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Panthers, adding four receptions for 23 additional yards.

The Saints couldn't commit to Ingram on the ground in an old-fashioned shootout, but he managed to find the end zone for the first time in five games. There was a low moment when Ingram lost a soft fumble, but the Saints managed to recover. Ingram was also flagged for a personal foul on an over-the-top celebration. With four games to go, Ingram is on pace for 1,025 yards rushing and eight total touchdowns. The 1,000-yard campaign would be his first ever. Ingram will be more RB2 than RB1 against the Bucs in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is probable for Week 13.

His status was never in doubt. Ingram is a top-12 play against the Panthers.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Ingram played through the issue last week. Ingram has been getting bafflingly few carries the past two weeks, but has kept his floor afloat with receptions. He's on the RB1/2 borderline for Week 13.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 06:03:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 52 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 loss to the Texans, adding six receptions for 45 additional yards.

Ingram averaged nearly six yards per carry for the second straight game, but just like in Week 10, was bafflingly held below 10 totes. It made no sense on a day where Drew Brees found himself stymied from the opening whistle. Ingram is averaging 4.62 yards per carry on the year, but his workloads are making him a dicey RB1. He has a brutal Week 13 matchup in the Panthers. He'll be an RB2 for that one.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Texans.

He's been limited at practice but there was never much concern about his status. Ingram has averaged 18.5 touches per game this year. He's an RB1 on volume alone.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.

There is no known concern about Ingram's Week 12 availability. He should be in store for a heavy workload Sunday against Houston's mediocre run defense.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday’s practice.

It’s the same injury Ingram played through in Week 10. He’s not in any danger of missing Sunday’s matchup with Houston. Ingram's a top-12 running back play.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed five times for 77 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in the Saints' Week 10 loss to Washington.

Ingram had a 70-yard run that set up a Brandin Cooks touchdown on the first drive. He was a non-factor for the rest of the game, with C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower both playing over him in the second half. Ingram has at least 80 total yards in four straight games. The Saints are on their bye in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Mark Ingram had 21 carries for 52 yards and caught 4-of-5 passes for 42 yards in the Saints' Week 9 loss to the Titans.

Ingram failed to convert on both his goal-line carries and was vultured by Drew Brees on a QB Sneak. His total yards managed to salvage his game, but it's a letdown against one of the worst run defenses in the league. With Khiry Robinson on I.R. and C.J. Spiller not a pass-game factor, Ingram will remain an RB1 for Week 10 against Washington.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 80 yards in New Orleans' Week 8 win over the Giants, adding four catches for 39 additional yards.

Ingram's angry Week 7 running carried over against the G-Men, but he was an afterthought with Drew Brees waging war through the air. Nevertheless, whether it's via yards from scrimmage or touchdowns, Ingram has managed to get the job done in just about every game this season. With half the year in the books, Ingram is on pace for 1,060 rushing yards, another 548 yards through the air and 10 total touchdowns. He's an every-week RB1.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3C.J. Spiller
4Travaris Cadet
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1Austin Johnson
2Sione Houma
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Kyle Prater
4Jared Dangerfield
5Hakeem Nicks
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
3R.J. Harris
4Reggie Bell
5Tommylee Lewis
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Chris Manhertz
5Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tyrus Thompson
LG1Tim Lelito
2Senio Kelemete
3Landon Turner
4Kaleb Eulls
C1Max Unger
2Marcus Henry
3Jack Allen
RG1Andrus Peat
2Cyril Lemon
3Ryker Mathews
4Landon Turner
RT1Zach Strief
2Joseph Cheek
3Avery Young
K1Kai Forbath
2Connor Barth