Mark Ingram

Houston Texans
Running Back #22
Houston Texans
Running Back #22
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Mark Ingram News

Signs with Houston

Ingram is signing with the Texans on a one-year contract worth up to $3 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Ravens released Ingram in January after he closed out the 2020 season buried behind J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards on the depth chart. A move to Houston should lead Ingram to some carries, but he'll likely enter camp behind David Johnson, who restructured his contract just last week. Johnson now has $4.25 million guaranteed out of a potential $6 million in 2021 compensation, so there's no question the Texans made more of a commitment to him than to Ingram. The ongoing Deshaun Watson situations makes it hard to get a read on the team context in Houston, but it's probably safe to say Ingram won't be a TD machine in his age-31/32 season.

Mar 11, 2021 1:05 PM EST

Waived by Ravens

Ingram has been waived by the Ravens, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Ingram became an afterthought in team's rushing attack as the 2020 season progressed, with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards emerging as the team's lead backs. Per the report, with the move, the Ravens will save $5 million against their 2021 salary cap. The 2011 first-rounder will now look to catch on elsewhere after finishing up his second campaign with Baltimore with 72 carries for 299 yards and two TDs in 11 games, to go along with six catches for 50 yards.

Jan 19, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Expected to be released

Ingram has been informed by the Ravens he will be released on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Ingram was a frequent healthy scratch in the latter half of the Ravens' season and is owed $5 million next year, so this is not a surprising outcome. He posted career-low numbers across the board in 2020 and ended the campaign with 299 yards and two touchdowns on 72 rushing attempts. It looks like the 31-year-old will have to look for a new opportunity in the offseason.

Jan 18, 2021 6:33 PM EST

Inactive versus Bills

Ingram (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills.

Analysis: With Ingram inactive Saturday, as expected, Baltimore's backfield is in line to be led by J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, with Justice Hill also on hand.

Jan 16, 2021 3:55 PM EST

Expected to be inactive

Ingram is on track to be a healthy scratch for Saturday night's divisional-round playoff game against the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This anticipated outcome isn't surprising, considering Ingram was inactive for last Sunday's playoff opener against the Titans. Per Schefter, the veteran running back is "fully healthy and is said to understand that this is a business decision for Baltimore due to salary-cap considerations." Ingram will be an option in the event that the Ravens advance, but versus Buffalo, the team's backfield is in line to feature J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, with Justice Hill in reserve.

Jan 16, 2021 8:11 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Ingram (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Titans, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: With Ingram not in uniform Sunday, Baltimore's backfield duties in the team's postseason opener will be handled by J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

Jan 10, 2021 8:49 AM EST

Production falls off in 2020

Ingram had 72 carries for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 2020 and added six catches for 50 yards over 11 games.

Analysis: The veteran's production fell off a cliff after an impressive first season with the club in 2019. Ingram had a consistent role early in the season until suffering an ankle injury in Week 6; he had 50 carries for 225 yards and two touchdowns in that span but then missed five of the next 10 games. By the time Ingram got healthy, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards had solidified themselves as the clear top two options in the backfield. Ingram enters next season on the final year of his three-year, $15,000,000 contract and carries a $6.3-million cap hit with $1.3-million in dead cap.

Jan 5, 2021 9:06 AM EST

Available Week 17

Ingram (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The 31-year-old wasn't expected to play Sunday despite being listed as questionable, yet he'll be suiting up for Week 17. Gus Edwards (back) and J.K. Dobbins should continue to lead Baltimore's backfield, so Ingram is unlikely to be much of an offensive factor.

Jan 3, 2021 8:42 AM EST

Unlikely to suit up Week 17

Ingram (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, isn't expected to suit up, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The report doesn't specify where exactly Ingram stands in his recovery from the illness, but the veteran had already been a healthy inactive in both of the Ravens' last two games. With Gus Edwards (back) listed as questionable but expected to play Week 17, Baltimore should have each of its top three running backs available for the regular-season finale. As a result, look for Ingram to once again find himself as the odd man out.

Jan 3, 2021 5:14 AM EST

Questionable after full practice

Ingram (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals after logging a full practice Friday.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Gus Edwards (back) is listed as questionable after being limited at practice Friday. If he's limited or out this weekend, Ingram -- who's been a healthy scratch of late -- could (health permitting) return to the mix behind J.K. Dobbins, but in that scenario, he wouldn't be a high-percentage fantasy lineup option.

Jan 1, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Doesn't practice Thursday

Ingram (illness) isn't participating in practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ingram's ailment isn't related to COVID-19, as he previously tested positive for the coronavirus in late November. He missed one game while waiting to clear the league's health and safety protocols, but shortly after returning to the 53-man roster, Ingram lost hold his starting role to J.K. Dobbins. With Gus Edwards also working ahead of him and Justice Hill's special-teams prowess earning him a spot as the Ravens' third-string back, Ingram has been a healthy inactive for the past two games. Even if he overcomes his illness in time for Sunday's regular-season finale in Cincinnati, Ingram could find himself on the Ravens' inactive list for a third straight week.

Dec 31, 2020 11:12 AM EST

Dealing with illness

Ingram (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Ingram has been a healthy scratch in back-to-back games, so Baltimore's offense would likely emerge relatively unscathed even if he were to miss Week 17. J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards have clearly established themselves as the Ravens' top running backs.

Dec 30, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Sitting out again Week 16

Ingram (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: He'll be a healthy inactive for the second straight week, as J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are locked in as the Ravens' top two running backs, while third-stringer Justice Hill is valued for his contributions on special teams. Unless one of Dobbins or Edwards misses time with an injury, Ingram may not see the field again this season.

Dec 27, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Healthy scratch Sunday

Ingram (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The veteran tailback played only one offensive snap last week against the Browns and now finds himself as a healthy scratch for this weekend's contest. Gus Edwards has established himself as Baltimore's secondary back behind J.K. Dobbins, and Justice Hill's work on special teams makes him a more valuable option for the depth role. Ingram may not see the field again this season if his fellow running backs remain healthy.

Dec 20, 2020 8:40 AM EST

Phased out of game plan

Ingram logged no touches while playing just one of the Ravens' 60 offensive snaps Monday in the team's 47-42 win over the Browns.

Analysis: After returning to action Week 10 following a two-game absence due to an ankle sprain, Ingram saw his role within the Baltimore offense steadily decline. Ingram only earned nine touches between Weeks 10 and 11 before sitting out the Week 12 loss to Pittsburgh following a positive COVID-19 test, and the 30-year-old has become even more of an afterthought while dressing in the Ravens' subsequent two games. He reached a new low Monday, playing fewer snaps that fellow running backs J.K. Dobbins (37), Gus Edwards (16) and Justice Hill (six). Ingram had previously been working ahead of Hill, but given that the latter saw more work on offense Monday and is a fixture on the Ravens' special-teams units, it wouldn't be surprising if Ingram was a healthy inactive for any of the team's final three regular-season contests.

Dec 15, 2020 6:32 AM EST

Garners seven touches in return

Ingram rushed six times for 28 yards and caught his lone target for a one-yard gain in Tuesday's 34-17 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Ingram was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, and he got the start against Dallas. He finished with just 11 snaps on offense, behind both JK Dobbins (21) and Gus Edwards (18). That likely will be the rotation moving forward with Dobbins taking on more responsibility in the Ravens' offense. Ingram will still command his fair share of work, but he'll be a touchdown-dependant fantasy player moving forward.

Dec 9, 2020 5:36 PM EST

Rejoins active roster

Ingram was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: The backfield-by-committee approach has completely capped Ingram's fantasy upside regardless of his health, but it'll be interesting to see how the Ravens deploy their veteran back considering the emergence of J.K. Dobbins, who was also activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, and the continual production of Gus Edwards. For the moment, third-string quarterback Trace McSorley is projected to take the snaps under center which might further limit the Ravens' offense, but Lamar Jackson could join a number of his other teammates to be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list once he's eligible to return Sunday.

Dec 5, 2020 10:30 AM EST

Reports to team faciity

Ingram (illness) was cleared to return to the Ravens' facility Friday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Ingram remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and therefore hasn't resumed practicing with the team, but his presence at the facility suggests his return to the 53-man roster is imminent. Considering Ingram has been away with the team since testing positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 23, the Ravens may not be counting on him to handle a major role even if he gains clearance for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys. With J.K. Dobbins having beaten him back from the reserve/COVID-19 list and Gus Edwards also on hand, Ingram's fantasy upside will be capped by the Ravens' backfield committee even after his recovery from the coronavirus is further in the rear-view mirror.

Dec 4, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Week 13 status to be determined

Ingram and fellow running back J.K. Dobbins did not play Wednesday as part of a "medical decision", Jamison Hensley of reports. "Are they physically ready to go where it's related to the COVID? Or physically ready to go to play in a game like that without practice? Those are all the things that doctors take into consideration," coach John Harbaugh said Thursday.

Analysis: Ingram tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 23 and he theoretically could have played Wednesday, but Harbaugh's comments suggest that the lack of practice time made that infeasible. Ingram could be back for Tuesday's game against Dallas if he's able to log some practice time. Dobbins is in a similar situation, and if either he or Ingram are not yet at 100 percent for Tuesday, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill stand to take on most of the backfield work.

Dec 3, 2020 1:16 PM EST

Won't be available Wednesday

Ingram (illness) won't be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Steelers, Michele Tafoya of NBC Sports reports.

Analysis: Tafoya added that J.K. Dobbins (illness) won't be activated from the list either, with Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN relaying that neither running back flew with the team to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. With both Ingram and Dobbins sidelined, Gus Edwards is in line to start Week 12, and he should take on the bulk of the carries while fourth-stringer Justice Hill works as the top change-of-pace option out of the backfield. Assuming Ingram doesn't experience any setbacks in his recovery from the coronavirus and is able to test negative for COVID-19 in the upcoming days, he should have a chance at returning to action in the Ravens' Week 13 matchup with the Cowboys on Dec. 8.

Dec 2, 2020 6:58 AM EST

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