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Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram

Running Back #22
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 1
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 215 lb.
College:Alabama
Age:30
Born:December 21, 1989
Drafted:2011 / Rd. 1 (28)
Draft Team:NO

Mark Ingram: Anticipates playing into mid-30s

Ingram believes he can play at a high level for at least four or five more years, Tom Valente of the Ravens' official website reports.

Analysis: It's an optimistic assessment for a 30-year-old running back, though Frank Gore has shown that it isn't impossible. Ingram could benefit from spending most of his career in committee backfields, maxing out at 230 carries and 58 catches in 2017. He didn't reach 200 touches until his fourth pro season, and he's averaged 232.8 per year since first hitting that mark. Ingram said he's been able to do most of his usual training work at home this offseason while he prepares for the second season of a three-year, $15 million contract. He figures to retain the lead role in a rushing attack that also leans on Lamar Jackson, and to a lesser extent fellow running backs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

April 15, 2020 9:35 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Feeling better after resting

Ingram said his calf injury feels better now, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ingram suffered the injury Week 16 and was limited to season-low 29 percent snap share in his next appearance, a 28-12 loss to Tennessee in the divisional round of the playoffs. It isn't clear if he'll play in the Pro Bowl, but he should be healthy before the start of the Ravens' offseason program, entering Year 2 of a three-year, $15 million contract. Ingram scored a career-high 15 touchdowns in 15 regular-season games during his first season in Baltimore, backed by healthy averages of 5.0 yards per carry and 8.5 per target. Gus Edward and Justice Hill should have roles in 2020, but the 30-year-old Ingram is a strong bet to retain the lead job.

January 22, 2020 12:58 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Struggles with calf in upset loss

Ingram (calf) rushed six times for 22 yards and brought in one of two targets for nine yards in the Ravens' 28-12 divisional-round loss to the Titans on Saturday.

Analysis: Ingram came into the contest dealing with the calf injury he'd originally suffered in Week 16 against the Browns, and it wasn't exactly smooth sailing Saturday. Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports Ingram was on the sideline for at least one late first-half drive with his calf wrapped, although he was able to return and play in the second half, albeit sparingly. However, the sparse usage appears to have been at least as much a product of a game script that saw Baltimore unexpectedly trail the entire contest. The disappointing finish to the season aside, Ingram enjoyed an excellent debut campaign with the Ravens, rushing for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding a 26-247-5 line through the air across 15 games. He'll be set for another important role next season, although both Gus Edwards and Justice Hill could certainly eat into his opportunities in 2020.

January 11, 2020 9:15 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Back in action Saturday

Ingram (calf) is listed as active Saturday against the Titans.

Analysis: Ingram practiced just one time (Friday) since straining his left calf Week 16, but the session was enough for the Ravens to give him clearance to return for the divisional round. There's a good bet he leads the team's running backs in snaps, but Lamar Jackson will be his dynamic self as a passer and rusher, and Gus Edwards also is on hand for reps. As a result, Ingram may not reach the 15.2 touches per game he received during the regular season.

January 11, 2020 3:49 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Likely to play Saturday

Ingram (calf), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans, is slated to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Ingram missed the Ravens' regular-season finale to rest a tight calf, and after the team's bye, he was unable to take part in the first two sessions of this week. Having said that, he was limited Thursday, which seemingly will be enough for him to be out there Saturday. Such a decision will be made about 90 minutes before the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff, but ultimately it remains to be seen how much work he'll be able to handle. Gus Edwards is next up for touches behind Ingram.

January 9, 2020 12:26 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Logs limited practice

Coach John Harbaugh said that Ingram (calf) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: With regard to the running back's status for Saturday's playoff game against the Titans, Harbaugh noted "we'll see how it goes." Based on that comment, it seems likely that Ingram will be officially listed as questionable for Saturday night's 8:15 ET kickoff. If Ingram ends up limited or out this weekend, Gus Edwards would be in line to see added touches out of Baltimore's backfield, as was the case in Week 17, when he logged 21 carries for 130 yards while subbing for Ingram.

January 9, 2020 10:02 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Returns to practice Thursday

Ingram (calf) is participating in Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ingram has resumed participating in on-field drills for the first time since injuring his calf Dec. 22. According to Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun, the veteran running back worked on the side during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media. The extent of Ingram's practice activity won't be officially disclosed until the Ravens release Thursday's injury report, but even a limited session would represent notable progress heading into Saturday's NFC divisional matchup against the Titans.

January 9, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Still not practicing Wednesday

Ingram (calf) is not participating in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ingram hasn't practiced in any official capacity since sustaining a calf injury Week 16, the severity of which kept him sidelined for Dec. 29's meaningless regular-season finale. While it's possible that the Ravens are taking a cautious approach to the veteran running back's recovery, he'll almost certainly need to resume on-field work in at least a limited capacity Thursday for any chance of suiting up against the Titans on Saturday. In the event that Ingram is forced to sit out Saturday's divisional-round tilt, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said that Gus Edwards, who carried the ball 21 times for 130 yards Week 17, will be ready to receive "lots of action," per Zrebiec.

January 8, 2020 10:50 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Sits out first postseason practice

Ingram (calf) wasn't present for Tuesday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Though Ingram's left calf strain kept him sidelined for a meaningless regular-season finale Dec. 29 against the Steelers, coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism the running back would be ready to go coming out of the Ravens' first-round bye in the postseason. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ingram was "essentially full speed" during the Ravens' unofficial practices last week, but he felt some renewed tightness in his calf in those workouts and will now sit out to begin the current week. Ingram's availability for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Titans suddenly appears to be in more peril, though he'll still have two more opportunities to fit in some on-field work before the Ravens make a ruling on his status. If Ingram fails to shake off the injury in time for Saturday, Gus Edwards (21 carries for 130 yards in Week 17) would presumably headline the Ravens' ground attack.

January 7, 2020 10:51 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Expected to suit up for playoff opener

Coach John Harbaugh relayed Friday that Ingram (calf) is on track to play in the Ravens' Jan. 11 playoff opener.

Analysis: Harbaugh indicated that the running back is expected to practice at full speed next week, which sets the stage the Ravens to welcome Ingram back to the lineup after he missed the team's regular-Dec. 29 season finale due to a strained left calf.

January 3, 2020 10:35 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Sits out Friday's practice

Ingram (calf) didn't practice Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's not surprising that the Ravens proceeded cautiously with Ingram, given that they have a first-round playoff bye. Look for the running back to return to the field in some capacity next week, as the team begins its preparations for a Jan. 11 divisional round contest versus a yet-to-be determined opponent.

January 3, 2020 9:08 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Does not practice Tuesday

Ingram (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Ravens did not have much reason to put Ingram out there Tuesday with a day off Wednesday and over a week until their next game, so it's difficult to read too much into the absence. Ingram was able to do some running drills Monday, and if he practices at some point before this week comes to a close, that will be a good sign for his chances of returning to action in the divisional round.

December 31, 2019 11:34 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Able to resume running

Coach John Harbaugh said Ingram (calf) looked good during a running workout Monday.

Analysis: Ingram suffered the injury Week 16 and was held out Week 17, with the Ravens hoping a bye can help him avoid any additional missed time. The team has a practice scheduled for Tuesday, and it isn't clear if Ingram will be ready to participate. Baltimore's next game will be played Jan. 11 against the Texans, Bills or Titans.

December 30, 2019 12:03 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Confident about status for playoff opener

Ingram (calf) indicated Thursday that he's confident he'll be ready to play in the Ravens' playoff opener, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Per the report, the running back was "initially concerned because he heard a little pop in the back of his calf," but it now appears as though Ingram avoided a serious injury and he'll now aim to play following the first-round playoff bye that his team earned. With Ingram out Sunday against the Steelers, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are slated to head the Ravens' Week 17 rushing attack.

December 26, 2019 9:26 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Officially out for Week 17

Coach John Harbaugh officially ruled Ingram (calf) out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: According to Harbaugh, the MRI that Ingram underwent Monday revealed a "mild-to-moderate calf strain," so the Ravens won't take any chances with their top running back in a meaningless regular-season finale. With Ingram idle in Week 17, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill should share the load at running back, with the latter projecting as the greater pass-catching threat of the two. With the Ravens having secured the AFC's top overall seed in the postseason, Harbaugh said he's hopeful Ingram will be ready to play in Baltimore's playoff opener in the divisional round, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

December 23, 2019 11:46 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Likely eyeing postseason return

Ingram, who strained his left calf in Sunday's 31-15 win over the Browns, is expected to sit out the Ravens' Week 17 matchup with the Steelers before potentially returning for Baltimore's first playoff game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Ravens secured the AFC's No. 1 overall seed in the postseason with Sunday's victory, so Ingram may have in store for an inactive status or at least a limited workload in a mostly meaningless regular-season finale even if the injury hadn't intervened. Ingram's calf strain now makes it even easier decision for the Ravens to withhold him from Week 17 action, but don't expect coach John Harbaugh to offer confirmation on the running back's status until after the results of his MRI are available. Assuming Ingram is in fact out through the Ravens' divisional-round game, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill would headline the team's ground attack.

December 23, 2019 10:08 AM EST

Mark Ingram: MRI on tap

Ingram, who suffered a calf strain in Sunday's 31-15 win over the Browns, was sporting a walking boot after the game and is slated to undergo an MRI, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

Analysis: On the plus side, coach John Harbaugh relayed with regard to the running back's calf injury that "there's no kind of structural issues or anything like that. His calf was cramping. We'll just have to see (Monday) to what degree, to what extent that means." Harbaugh's words offer hope that Ingram's issue isn't a serious one, but with the Ravens having clinched the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed, it's not hard to imagine the team resting several key players in Week 17, especially those who are banged up, like Ingram. If he doesn't play this coming weekend against the Steelers, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill and would head Baltimore's backfield in the team's regular-season finale.

December 23, 2019 6:44 AM EST

Mark Ingram: Suffers strained calf

Ingram suffered a calf strain in Sunday's 31-15 win over the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With the Ravens having clinched the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed, the team can afford to proceed cautiously with Ingram in advance of next weekend's game against the Steelers. If he ends up out or limited in that contest, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill would be candidates for added touches in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Dealing with calf injury

Coach John Harbaugh doesn't believe that the calf injury Ingram suffered Sunday involves any structural issues, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: More about the running back's injury should come to light Monday, but keep in mind that the Ravens have clinched the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, so there's a possibility that the team could rest or limit key players like Ingram next weekend against the Steelers, in any case.

December 22, 2019 1:36 PM EST

Mark Ingram: Suffers calf injury

Ingram (calf) was forced out of Sunday's game against the Browns with a calf injury.

Analysis: Prior to his exit, Ingram carried eight times for 55 yards and caught two passes for 36 yards and a TD. In his absence, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are next up for touches out of the Baltimore backfield.

December 22, 2019 12:30 PM EST

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