Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 6 days ago
Ingram gained only 51 yards on 16 carries and snared two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Panthers.
Ingram found some tough sledding against a Panthers squad that instead bled yardage through the air against Drew Brees and a cadre of pass catchers. The veteran back's involvement in the passing game was also muted, after he'd totaled 14 receptions over the previous three games. Ingram will try to break out on the ground against the Chiefs in Week 7 following a current two-game stretch where he's only managed 107 yards on 34 carries (3.1 YPC).
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 1 week ago
Ingram (illness) is not listed on Friday's injury report.
Ingram sat out Thursday's practice while recovering from an illness, needing just one day of rest before he returned to full participation. He'll have plenty of time to get back to full strength heading into Sunday's matchup with a Carolina defense that's been solid against the run (3.4 YPC) and vulnerable through the air (8.4 YPA).
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 1 week ago
Ingram missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.
Coming down with an illness midweek is clearly better than doing so closer to game day, but Ingram's status should nonetheless be clarified on Friday's injury report. On the season, Ingram has 40 more carries than his next closest teammate and is averaging 4.1 YPC, but the 100-yard threshold hasn't been reached, which isn't a surprise with six such outings in 66 career games.
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 3 weeks ago
Ingram carried 18 times for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-34 win over the Chargers. He also led the team with six catches and 49 yards on seven targets.
Despite his inefficiency on the ground, Ingram set a new season-high in carries and receptions, netting his second-highest total yardage output. Ingram struggled to produce due in part to a lack of usage over the first two weeks, but he has compiled over 100 total yards and reached the end zone in each of the last two games on 43 touches. The Saints will enjoy a bye next week, but Ingram should be front and center in Week 6 when the Panthers visit the Superdome.
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 4 weeks ago
Ingram rushed 15 times for 77 yards and caught four passes (on six targets) for 30 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Falcons.
Ingram's performance Monday marked his best of the season, as his 77 rushing yards nearly matched his total of 88 entering the game, and he found the end zone for the first time with a five-yard catch during the fourth quarter. Although the Saints were forced to abandon the running game pretty early, Ingram still managed to make an impact by averaging over five yards on the carries he was handed. On that back of that improved outing, Ingram will hope for a similar workload in Week 4 against the Chargers.
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 1 month 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.
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) 1 month 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.
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) 2 months ago
Ingram gained 17 yards on seven carries and failed to haul in his only target in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.
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) 2 months ago2 Comments
Ingram had seven carries for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason opener, but he also lost a fumble.
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) 7 months ago
The Saints restructured Ingram's (shoulder) contract Wednesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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.