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Mark Ingram | Running Back | #22

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Ingram said he wants to prove he is a "complete back."
"You know Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson, I feel like I can do the same thing that those guys do, given the opportunity," Ingram said. "I just want to make sure...I keep proving I'm more than capable of coming out of the backfield and catching the ball." Ingram quietly has caught 96 passes over the last two seasons, and ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports Ingram has been "very active in the passing game" so far in camp. In fact, Triplett believes Ingram is "the safe bet to play the most snaps and rack up the most total yards" because of his ability as a receiver. Adrian Peterson is a big threat to his workload on early downs, but Ingram should remain a big part of the offense. Aug 3 - 9:47 AM
Source: ESPN

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Per ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Mark Ingram has been "very active in the passing game all camp."

On Tuesday, Triplett noted that Ingram looked like Pierre Thomas on a screen pass. The Saints may view Ingram as their best fit for the old Thomas role with Adrian Peterson as the Deuce McAllister and Alvin Kamara perhaps eventually developing into a bigger Darren Sproles. Quietly, Ingram has finished top 15 amongst NFL running backs in receptions in back-to-back seasons.
Aug 2 - 12:32 PM

Mark Ingram said he is "not afraid of competition."

That is a good thing considering the Saints added future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. "It doesn't matter who's in the backfield with me, who I'm competing with, I'm always going to give my 100 percent all," Ingram said. "He's still a great player, he's overcome a lot of adversity. But at the end of the day, I'm going to compete, no matter who it is." Better in the passing game and a better bet to stay on the field, Ingram is the preferred fantasy option, but both should struggle for consistent work in a crowded backfield.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 10:29 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski doesn't expect the Eagles to trade for Mark Ingram.

Since the Saints lost C Max Unger to foot surgery, rumors have surfaced of New Orleans pursuing Eagles C Jason Kelce, and Philly asking for Ingram. It makes sense from a need standpoint, but the Saints have shown no inclination to move Ingram, and they're not going to just give him away. More likely is the Eagles looking at Jeremy Hill or another back that gets cut.
May 10 - 1:00 PM

Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate expects Mark Ingram to remain the Saints' starter even if Adrian Peterson is signed.

At worst, both backs will have a role as Underhill notes the Saints rushed 404 times last season, and face an easier schedule this year, meaning they should have more rushing attempts in positive game script. Ingram's versatility will keep him heavily involved; Peterson never developed passing-game value as a receiver or pass blocker. Free agent loss Tim Hightower left behind 155 unaccounted-for touches, so the Saints were always going to add another back.
Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 20 times for 103 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Ingram added six catches for 29 yards on eight targets. The Saints were "very aware" that Ingram was 60 rushing yards away from 1,000 heading into the finale, and they made it a point to get it for him. Ingram finishes the year with 205 carries for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns, averaging a career-best 5.1 YPC. It's Ingram's first career 1,000-yard year. Despite all the ups and downs coach Sean Payton put Ingram through via the committee in the backfield, Ingram still finished as the overall RB11 through Week 16. He added 46 catches for 319 yards and his first four receiving touchdowns. Ingram just turned 27 in December and has two years left on his contract. It remains to be seen if Payton will be back at the controls as the Saints' coach.
Jan 1 - 8:50 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief said the team is "very aware" that Mark Ingram is 60 yards away from 1,000.

"We're very well aware of what Mark needs to get to 1,000, and it's a big goal for us this week," said Strief. "I think it's important to all of us." The Saints have already been eliminated and appear to be going all in on Ingram's pursuit of 1,000 rushing yards. Expect him to be fed early and often Sunday against Atlanta. Ingram makes for a great DFS play this week.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 18 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

He added two catches for three yards. Ingram didn't give coach Sean Payton the opportunity to yank him for Tim Hightower at the goal line, notching scores of six and 14 yards. Ingram was running with a purpose, and is closing the year strong. He enters Week 17 averaging 5.08 yards per carry. The Falcons are a juicy Week 17 matchup.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Ingram opened the game hot, going for 38 yards on six carries on the first drive of the game. He only saw two carries the rest of the first half as Drew Brees ended a couple drives with long touchdowns, but he kept the good game going with several big runs in the second half. Unfortunately, Tim Hightower was gifted two goal-line chances and Brees found Michael Thomas for a short score on the three drives the Saints took inside the 10. Ingram was visibly upset on the sidelines after Hightower’s second touchdown. Even so, it was a good bounce-back performance considering Ingram was given just seven carries in three of the previous four games. One of those performances came against the Bucs, who Ingram will see again at home on Saturday. He will be an RB2 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe) and Michael Thomas (foot) are active for Week 15 against the Cardinals.

It is not a surprise after both were left off the final injury report. Thomas is a solid WR2 even in a tough matchup, but Ingram is a risk/reward FLEX play with an uncertain workload. New Orleans declared CB Delvin Breaux (shoulder), LB Stephone Anthony (knee), RB Daniel Lasco (shoulder), C Jack Allen, RB Marcus Murphy, WR Jake Lampman, and LB Travis Feeney inactive for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Mark Ingram is not on the Saints' final injury report.

Over his toe injury, Ingram is a volatile RB2/flex play against Arizona.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe) returned to practice on Thursday.

He'll likely be listed as "limited," but Ingram should be good to go against the Cardinals. The problem is that his toe issue isn't going away, and seems to get tweaked at least once per game. That, coupled with the Cardinals' stout run defense makes Ingram a risk/reward RB2 for the fantasy semifinals.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe, knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Ingram managed just eight touches playing through his injuries last week. The Saints are likely getting him some rest. Ingram's status will be updated Thursday.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed seven times for 14 yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Bucs, adding a nine-yard reception.

It was a disastrous outing, one where Ingram managed only one more touch than Tim Hightower while getting out-gained 39-23. We seem to be back to square one in the Saints' backfield. It will be a situation to avoid if at all possible in Week 15, as the Saints are headed on the road against the Cardinals' solid run defense.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Mark Ingram (toe/knee, questionable) is expected to play in Week 14 at Tampa Bay.

Ingram took Thursday's practice off, but he turned in "limited" sessions on Wednesday and Friday and was always seen as likely to play. Ingram played through his toe injury in Week 13 and left the field at one point, but returned. Per Rapoport, Ingram "should be moving better" in this week's game against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 01:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Garrett Grayson
4Ryan Nassib
RB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3Alvin Kamara
4Travaris Cadet
5Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1John Kuhn
2John Robinson-Woodgett
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Corey Fuller
4Jordan Williams
5Travin Dural
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
4Jake Lampman
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4John Phillips
5Clay Harbor
LT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Khalif Barnes
3Terron Armstead
4Jerry Ugokwe
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Fullington
3Josh LeRibeus
C1Senio Kelemete
2Jack Allen
3Cameron Tom
4Max Unger
RG1Larry Warford
2Landon Turner
3Kristjan Sokoli
RT1Zach Strief
2Bryce Harris
K1Wil Lutz