PMark Ingram RB NO 1 month ago

The Saints restructured Ingram's (shoulder) contract Wednesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ingram parlayed a career-high 964 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 into a four-year contract last March. On pace to break those marks this past season, he played through a shoulder concern in Weeks 12 and 13, before the Saints discovered that a torn left rotator cuff was to blame. Surgery was quickly ordered up, ending his season with 769 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. He further expanded his game, though, with career bests in receptions (50) and receiving yards (405). Following the adjustment to his contract, a portion has been tabbed as a signing bonus, with the remaining to be spread across the years left on the deal.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram is slated to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn left rotator cuff, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This info clarifies the nature of the issue that landed Ingram on IR, and given the timing of the procedure, the running back will have plenty of recovery time in advance of the 2016 season. Down the stretch, in Ingram's absence, the Saints figure to rely primarily on a backfield duo of C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower, with Marcus Murphy on hand in a reserve role.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago12 Comments

The Saints placed Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Initial fears have been realized, as tests on Ingram's shoulder will end his season prematurely. The Saints haven't revealed the nature of the issue, but head coach Sean Payton will now turn to Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller to man the backfield for the rest of the campaign.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago5 Comments

According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, Ingram is dealing with a potentially season-ending shoulder injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In Week 10, Ingram was sidelined for a time after taking a hard hit, but the Saints' subsequent bye week didn't aid in shedding any light on the situation. Once the team kicked off preparation for Week 12, the running back was listed as a limited participant on both Nov. 25 and 26 with a shoulder issue. Although he's practiced in full in the interim, his usage has been scaled back somewhat over the last two games, as he's toted the rock 21 times for 108 yards, corralled 10 of 14 targets for 68 yards, and tallied a rushing touchdown. After making a four-year investment in Ingram in the offseason, the Saints would be warranted in shutting him down in the midst of a lost season, but that decision has yet to be made. If the Saints opt for the cautious approach, C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower would be the beneficiaries.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram (shoulder) had 12 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Panthers. He also had a two-point conversion and caught four of six targets for 23 yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It looked like Ingram had scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Cam Newton led the Panthers on a late touchdown drive. Ingram dominated the touches out of the backfield Sunday, as C.J. Spiller didn't carry the ball and Tim Hightower had just one carry for two yards. Despite the absence of Khiry Robinson (leg), who is out for the season, Ingram surprisingly hasn't been able to find the end zone lately, scoring his first touchdown since Week 7. However, if he continues to see all the work, he's likely to start scoring touchdowns again. Next week, he and the Saints will face the Bucs in Tampa Bay.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, the Saints' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ingram has been a bit part in the offense over the last two games, combining for 14 carries for 129 yards and nine receptions (on 12 targets) for 66 yards. He's in search of his first touchdown since Week 7, though he did score on the ground against the Panthers in their first matchup of the season.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago6 Comments

Ingram carried just nine times for 52 yards and caught six of eight targets for another 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite averaging over five yards per rush, Ingram's carries were limited as the Saints turned to the pass after getting down big on the scoreboard. The 25-year-old made a notable contribution in the receiving department, but fantasy owners will be frustrated at the fact that he received single-digit carries for the second consecutive game. New Orleans has struggled mightily on offense over that span, and perhaps they will look to keep Ingram more involved next week as the Panthers visit the Superdome.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After being limited to only five carries in the Sept. 15 tilt with the Redskins, Ingram was able to use the Saints' recently completed bye week to heal up, and should be on tap for a more normal workload Sunday. The Texans rank 22nd in the league with 112.8 yards allowed on the ground per game, making Ingram a solid lineup option for those playing in either daily or season-long formats.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago1 Comment

Ingram (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although Ingram has been limited at practice, there's been nothing to suggest that his injury is serious. He'll likely handle his usual workload in a matchup with an improved Houston defense.

PMark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram was limited in practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, the Saints' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ingram has so far avoided the injury report to this point in the season, but a brief absence during Sunday's loss in Washington now has a culprit. No matter, he was able brush off the shoulder concern and fit in individual drills Wednesday, setting a precedent for the week. Expect his status to receive clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.