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Mark Ingram | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
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Mark Ingram (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Ravens.
Even with Pierre Thomas returning, Ingram will continue to see a heavy workload. He's averaging 114.8 yards and 26 carries over the last four games. Ingram is Rotoworld's No. 7 running back this week. Nov 22 - 3:28 PM

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said Mark Ingram will continue to get the "lion's share" of carries even if Pierre Thomas returns against the Ravens Monday night.

Thomas appears on track to play against Baltimore, but his status will have little bearing on Ingram's workload. Averaging 26 carries a game over his last four, Ingram is almost a lock to see 20 touches against the Ravens. Thomas will unseat Travaris Cadet as the passing-game back when he returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 22 - 10:01 AM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 12.

It's an upgrade on last week, where Ingram was "limited." Although Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is tentatively on track to return for Week 12, Ingram should remain a bell-cow back against the Ravens, as Khiry Robinson (arm) remains sidelined. Ingram and Thomas play very different roles for coach Sean Payton.
Nov 20 - 5:17 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 23 times for 67 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 loss to the Bengals, adding seven catches for an additional 30 yards.

Ingram was held out of the end zone, a rarity for a running back who gets the ball 30 times. The day of sound and fury but no pay off came against one of the league's very worst run defenses. Ingram has now gotten the ball a preposterous 116 times over the Saints' past four games, a number they know they have to rein in. It remains unclear when Pierre Thomas (shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) will return, however. Either way, Ingram will be a solid RB2 for Week 12 against the Ravens.
Nov 16 - 4:39 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects contract-year RB Mark Ingram to reach the free-agent market.

The Saints are already projected to be over the 2015 salary cap, having a ton of money tied up in Drew Brees, the offensive line, Jairus Byrd, Jimmy Graham, and Junior Galette. Tagging Ingram at around $8 million also makes no sense. Ingram flipped the switch on his career late last season, and it's carried over into 2014. He'll likely seek upwards of $5 million annually on a long-term deal.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 16 - 10:33 AM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) remained limited on Thursday.

It's the same routine Ingram followed last week before touching the ball 30 times against the 49ers. He'll be good to go as an RB1 against the Bengals' struggling run defense.
Nov 13 - 5:36 PM

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

The Saints also limited Ingram last week before giving him 30 touches. Ingram's shoulder injury isn't a concern for his Week 11 status. He'll be a top-10 running back play for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.
Nov 12 - 5:06 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 27 times for 120 yards in New Orleans' Week 10 loss to the 49ers, adding three catches for an additional 19 yards.

The 100-yard day on the ground was Ingram's third straight. Ingram got off to a slow start against a run defense that entered the week permitting just 3.9 yards per carry, but got cooking after halftime, where he ran angry as all get out. Despite playing through a shoulder injury, Ingram was lowering it, and throwing stiff arms. Even if Khiry Robinson (arm) is ready to return for Week 11, Ingram is going to eat against the Bengals' pathetic run defense.
Nov 9 - 5:19 PM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is active for Week 10 against the 49ers.

As previously reported, RBs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson are inactive. That leaves Ingram as the Saints' unquestioned early-down hammer, and Travaris Cadet as the passing-down back. Ingram is a legit RB1 for Week 10. Also inactive for the Saints are LB David Hawthorne, WR Robert Meachem, DB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, OT Nick Becton and G/C Eric Olsen.
Nov 9 - 11:34 AM

Mark Ingram (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 10 after another limited practice on Friday.

Despite the questionable tag, beat writers fully expect Ingram to be in uniform Sunday against the 49ers. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas both ruled out again, Ingram is headed for another week of 20-plus touches.
Nov 7 - 4:13 PM

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

Ingram is fully expected to play through his shoulder tweak against the 49ers. He's in the RB1 discussion for Week 10.
Nov 6 - 10:12 PM

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

Ingram's shoulder injury isn't a concern for his Week 10 status. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas still sidelined, Ingram should remain the Saints' featured back against the 49ers.
Nov 5 - 7:34 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects the Saints to "return to some form of timeshare" when Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas return from their injuries.

Robinson and Thomas have missed each of New Orleans' last two games, creating a perfect storm for Mark Ingram. Coach Sean Payton was asked following Thursday night's win over Carolina whether Ingram has earned a larger share. "Listen, he certainly is," said Payton. "Yet the key is just the durability. But he's been outstanding. I think that Sunday and then what he did last night, those are a lot of touches. And so we're gonna have to, as we get guys healthy, break those up. And yet to his credit, he's handled that workload."
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 31 - 4:13 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 30 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers, adding a 10-yard reception.

Ingram got the ball on New Orleans' first two plays from scrimmage and never looked back, becoming the first Saint since Deuce McAllister in 2006 to notch back-to-back 100-yard days on the ground. The 3.3 YPC was mildly disappointing against a Panthers team surrendering a league-worst 5.2 yards per carry, but Ingram was dialed up in a host of predictable running situations. He now has 54 carries for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the past five days. Ingram has a tough Week 10 matchup in the 49ers, but will be a locked-in RB2.
Oct 30 - 11:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports walk-year RB Mark Ingram is expected to reach free agency.

It's not at all surprising, as Ingram isn't a real candidate for the franchise tag. The Saints are apparently comfortable letting the market set Ingram's price. It's not a bad gambit, as runners have consistently failed to cash in the past few offseasons. That being said, an extension could become a real possibility if Ingram runs in the second half of the season the way he has in the first.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 30 - 3:48 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Joe Morgan
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Robert Meachem
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham