Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
6 days ago3 Comments

Ingram carried just nine times for 30 yards and caught all four balls thrown his way for an additional 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram found the going tough against an improved Giants defensive front, but the Saints curiously seemed to abandon the running game prematurely, considering the contest was close throughout. Ingram's middling usage has resulted in lackluster results through two weeks in what is likely a frustrating trend for his fantasy owners, as New Orleans has been hasty to go pass-heavy in their offensive approach, despite being involved in two different types of games. Ingram and company will host the Falcons in what could be a high-scoring game in Week 3, but it remains to be seen if he will be made a featured player as the team searches for its first win.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
2 weeks ago

Ingram gained 58 yards on 12 carries and added another 29 yards via two receptions (two targets) in Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram averaged a healthy 4.8 yards per carry and was a factor in the passing game, but he puzzlingly received just 14 total touches, even though his team took a 14-point lead in the third quarter. The Saints' inability to commit to the run game likely played a part in Sunday's defeat, and perhaps they will take a different course of action should they find themselves in a similar scenario. Ingram has shown the ability to be a three-down workhorse and should be leaned on more heavily next week against the Giants on the road.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 month ago

Ingram gained 17 yards on seven carries and failed to haul in his only target in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

C.J. Spiller actually got the start and the first touch, but Ingram played the second and third snaps of the game. The two running backs rotated pretty evenly on the first-team offense, with Travaris Cadet also contributing a few catches while Drew Brees was still in the game. Though his role as the lead rusher is unquestioned, Ingram may find his per-game workload reduced from last season, as Spiller looks like a much different player now that he's finally healthy.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 month ago2 Comments

Ingram had seven carries for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason opener, but he also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram got a surprising amount of playing time for a presumed starter, splitting snaps with Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller throughout the first half. Given how well Ingram played when he was healthy the past two seasons, the unusual decision isn't any cause for concern. However, it's unclear how much of a receiving workload he'll handle, as a healthier version of Spiller could take on a larger passing-down role. Ingram doesn't appear to have any lingering concerns from last year's torn rotator cuff.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
6 months ago

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

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.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
10 months ago

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

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.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
10 months ago12 Comments

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

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.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
10 months ago5 Comments

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

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.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
10 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.

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.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
10 months ago

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

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.