Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints
Running Back #22
New Orleans Saints
Running Back #22
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Overcomes injury scare

Ingram recorded 10 carries for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Vikings. He added three receptions for 13 yards.

Analysis: Ingram missed a portion of the second half and was spotted in the injury tent prior to spending time in the locker room, per Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans . However, he managed to return to force a near-even split of carries with Latavius Murray in the absence of Alvin Kamara (ribs). Even barring injury, the Saints appear to be hesitant to turn the backfield over entirely to Ingram, as he has tallied 10 carries in each of the games that Kamara has missed this season.

Oct 2, 2022 10:35 AM EST


Set for expanded role Sunday

Ingram is in line for an expanded workload Sunday, with Alvin Kamara (ribs) inactive, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: As Triplett notes, Latavius Murray is up from the practice squad and also available to help fill in for Kamara, while the Saints will also use Dwayne Washington versus Minnesota. That said, look for Ingram to see enough work Sunday to represent a Week 4 alternative for those rostering Kamara or simply looking for some short-term backfield help.

Oct 2, 2022 5:30 AM EST



Finds end zone in Week 3 loss

Ingram rushed five times for 18 yards and a touchdown but wasn't targeted in Sunday's 22-14 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: Ingram returned to a complementary role with Alvin Kamara back from a rib injury, but that role still included goal-line work, which Ingram made the most of in the third quarter by getting the Saints on the board with a five-yard touchdown run. With only five touches in each of the two games in which Kamara has played this season, Ingram will likely see limited volume in Week 4 against the Vikings in London barring a setback for the lead back.

Sep 25, 2022 2:37 PM EST


Solid in expanded role Sunday

Ingram (ankle) rushed 10 times for 60 yards and brought in both targets for three yards in the Saints' 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: The veteran back comfortably led the Saints in rushing with an expanded role courtesy of Alvin Kamara's (ribs) absence, but game script eventually limited his opportunities late. A lost fumble at the Buccaneers' nine-yard line late in the third quarter was also obviously a back-breaking miscue, but Ingram looked refreshingly effective against what is usually one of the stingiest run defenses in the league when he had the ball in his hands. Ingram is likely to revert back to a more modest role in a Week 3 road battle versus the Panthers if Kamara is healthy enough to suit up.

Sep 18, 2022 3:31 PM EST


Playing Sunday

Ingram (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Alvin Kamara (ribs) isn't available, meaning Ingram, Dwayne Washington (hamstring) and Tony Jones are the Saints' available running backs Week 2. Under normal circumstances, Ingram would be in line for significant touches in Kamara's absence, but both he and Washington were limited in practice Wednesday through Friday. As a result, Jones could get a larger share of the workload if Ingram isn't ready for a full allotment of carries and targets.

Sep 18, 2022 8:52 AM EST



Expected to play Sunday

Ingram (ankle) is listed as questionable but is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Ingram logged limited practices throughout the week, but it appears he'll be able to suit up Sunday. The veteran running back will be in line for a hefty workload with Alvin Kamara (ribs) expected to be sidelined, per Schefter.

Sep 17, 2022 9:52 PM EST


Questionable for Sunday

Ingram (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ingram was able to log limited sessions during Week 2 prep, which can't be said for the Saints' top running back Alvin Kamara, who didn't practice Thursday or Friday. Both Kamara and Ingram are questionable for Week 2, but the latter seemingly has a better shot to suit up Sunday based off their respective activity levels this week. In the end, Ingram's availability and potential increased workload will be confirmed about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Sep 16, 2022 12:52 PM EST


Stays limited in practice

Ingram (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Ingram's limited participation marks no change from Wednesday, but it's at least a promising sign for his chances of being available for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. However, the same can't be said for lead back Alvin Kamara (rib), who didn't take any practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. If Kamara is unable to shake off the rib injury in time for Sunday and is inactive for the contest, Ingram would be the next man up in the New Orleans backfield, provided he can move past his own health concern.

Sep 15, 2022 1:25 PM EST


Limited at practice

Ingram (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Ingram and Alvin Kamara (ribs) are limited participants to start the week, following quiet outings for both in the season-opening win over Atlanta. Should one or both be absent/limited, Tony Jones is next up for backfield snaps, with Dwayne Washington (hamstring) also an option if he's able to return after missing Week 1.

Sep 14, 2022 1:34 PM EST


Fumbles in season opener

Ingram recorded four rushes for 22 yards as well as a one-yard reception (one target) during Sunday's 27-26 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Ingram was the only other running back outside of Alvin Kamara (ribs) to carry the ball for the Saints on Sunday, though he saw less than half as many total touches as the No. 1 back (nine carries, four receptions). After coughing up a fumble on his lone reception early in the second half, the secondary rusher was stopped short of the goal line on a crucial two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game 26-26 midway through the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, Ingram could see increased usage moving forward after Kamara picked up an unspecified rib issue against Atlanta.

Sep 12, 2022 2:41 PM EST


Scores twice in tune-up game

Ingram rushed nine times for 34 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 27-10 preseason win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Ingram capped each of the Saints' first two possessions with touchdowns of one and two yards, respectively. His skills near the goal line give Ingram some fantasy appeal, even if Alvin Kamara doesn't end up serving a suspension this season. Ingram has scored at least five touchdowns in eight of his 10 previous NFL seasons, and the Saints know they can trust the veteran when they need a tough yard or two to move the sticks or put six points on the board.

Aug 26, 2022 8:12 PM EST


Not expected to play Friday

Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune indicates that it doesn't look like Ingram or Alvin Kamara are in line to see action in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

Analysis: Given that Dwayne Washington didn't practice Thursday, it appears as though Tony Jones, Devine Ozigbo and Abram Smith are in line to handle the team's backfield duties Friday.

Aug 19, 2022 4:15 PM EST


Sitting pretty for second RB spot

Ingram didn't play in Sunday's preseason opener against the Texans and appears to have locked up the No. 2 RB job, Terrin Waack of Nola.com reports.

Analysis: The Saints didn't prioritize their backfield this offseason even with the emergence of Alvin Kamara's legal issues. Recent reports suggest Kamara may avoid a suspension this year, but Ingram nonetheless remains of fantasy interest as the clear No. 2 option in the Saints' backfield. It's a role that comes with Week 1 touches, plus the possibility of big-time usage in the event Kamara eventually misses games due to either injury or suspension. Behind Ingram, the Saints have Dwayne Washington, Tony Jones, Devine Ozigbo and Abram Smith competing for roles, with Washington first through the rotation in the preseason opener. Each of the four had at least 25 total yards, and the Saints could go with one of the younger guys over Washington if they prioritize potential as a running back over special teams value.

Aug 15, 2022 10:19 AM EST


Mixing in with starters

Ingram has been getting some work with the first-team offense this summer, SI.com's John Hendrix reports.

Analysis: The 32-year-old Ingram hopes to squeeze out another season as one of the league's oldest RBs, and he currently stands second on the depth chart behind a starter with legal issues. It does seem it could be a while before a potential suspension for Alvin Kamara comes into play, with a thrice-delayed hearing in his battery case now scheduled for October. There's even been talk Kamara won't be suspended until next season, but Ingram could still find his way to a starting role via injury without any suspension coming into play. The Saints' other depth options in the backfield are Tony Jones, Dwayne Washington, Devine Ozigbo, Malcolm Brown and UDFA Abram Smith. Apart from Brown and Smith, all have been lingering around the organization for multiple years without any fantasy impact, which contributed to Ingram reuniting with the Saints last year.

Aug 2, 2022 12:42 PM EST


Still in backup mix

In the wake of the recent NFL Draft, Ingram continues to slot in as Alvin Kamara's top backup, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Terrell suggests that it seemed as though the Saints might add a running back in the draft, but instead the team opted to add depth on the front by signing Abram Smith as a UDFA. Also in the backup mix are Tony Jones and Dwayne Washington, but as things stand, Ingram appears to be next in line for carries in the event that Kamara misses time for any reason. It's still possible, however, that New Orleans brings in more competition and the 32-year-old Ingram will need to hold off challenges from the likes of Jones and Smith in the coming months in order to maintain his depth chart standing.

May 6, 2022 12:41 PM EST


Inactive in Week 18

Ingram (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Time-Picayune reports.

Analysis: The veteran running back will thus finish out the regular season with back-to-back absences. Ingram started his second Saints tenure off in encouraging fashion before tailing off once Alvin Kamara returned to the field, gaining just 27 yards on 13 carries over his last pair of contests. Ingram heads into the offseason a likely unrestricted free agent come the new league year, while Tony Jones, Ty Montgomery and Dwayne Washington figure to be the beneficiaries of his absence in Week 18 as complementary options behind Kamara.

Jan 9, 2022 12:03 PM EST


Questionable for Week 18

Ingram (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta.

Analysis: Ingram followed the same practice routine this week (LP/DNP/DNP) as he did last week before he was held out this past Sunday against the Panthers. With the Saints backfield otherwise healthy, he may be in store for the same fate this weekend, which won't be confirmed, on way or another, until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. kickoff. If he misses another contest, Alvin Kamara remains the team's lead runner, with Tony Jones, Ty Montgomery and special teamer Dwayne Washington also on hand.

Jan 7, 2022 1:24 PM EST


Downgrades to no activity Thursday

Ingram (knee) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: This is a downgrade from Wednesday's limited session. It's unclear if Ingram is trending toward a second consecutive absence as he tends to a knee injury, but his odds to suit up Sunday in Atlanta could receive some clarity on Friday's practice report. Tony Jones would be in line for some snaps behind Alvin Kamara if Ingram indeed sits out this weekend.

Jan 6, 2022 1:45 PM EST


Stays limited at practice

Ingram (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Analysis: Ingram ended last week with consecutive limited listings on Saints injury reports, but a questionable designation eventually led to inactive status this past Sunday against the Panthers. A knee injury is to blame, but he at least has two more opportunities Thursday and/or Friday to get back to all activity. Even if he ends up gaining clearance to play Sunday in Atlanta, though, Ingram again would play second fiddle to Alvin Kamara out of the New Orleans backfield.

Jan 5, 2022 1:43 PM EST


Inactive Week 17

Ingram (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The veteran back was already trending toward sitting out the penultimate contest of the season, and his absence is now confirmed. With Ingram in street clothes Sunday, Alvin Kamara could see some extra work while Tony Jones is expected to fill in as the primarily complementary backfield option.

Jan 2, 2022 12:04 PM EST


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