SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
3 weeks ago

Ingram was placed on the reserve/suspended list Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Ingram suspended for the first four weeks of the season and Jonathan Williams released Saturday, the Saints will head into Week 1 using rookie sixth-round pick Boston Scott as Alvin Kamara's sidekick in the backfield. Ingram can return for Week 5 against Washington

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
1 month ago

Ingram (suspension) has seen an uptick in preseason snaps compared to previous seasons to prepare him for his four-game ban from the team, according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com.

EDGE Analysis

It'll be unfamiliar territory for Ingram, who said he has never missed time with his team since he started playing sports. Ingram sat out the first two preseason games in 2017, but to prepare him for his time off, the Saints gave Ingram 14 carries on 23 offensive snaps through the first two exhibition contests this year. The Saints want to get Ingram ready physically and mentally before he returns in Week 5. However, Alvin Kamara shined while working in a tandem with Ingram last season and hasn't been a bellcow yet. Therefore, even though the Saints want to continue working Ingram hard, they'll need to focus on finding a suitable No. 2 for Kamara during Ingram's suspension. Jonathan Williams, Shane Vereen, Terrance West and rookie Boston Scott are battling for that spot.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
3 months ago

Ingram was seen participating in the Saints' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected after not participating in OTAs, Ingram was back on the practice field for the start of minicamp despite having to serve a four-game suspension at the start of the regular season. Ingram is expected to cede the role of No. 1 running back to second-year star Alvin Kamara until he is reinstated by the league for Week 5.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
4 months ago

Ingram (suspension) will not participate in OTAs, but he is expected to join the club for mandatory minicamp in June, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The NFL tagged Ingram with a four-game suspension for the use of a banned substance, and the league has already heard and denied his appeal. Coming off career-high marks across the board for rushing yards (1,124), rushing touchdowns (12), receptions (58) and receiving yards (416), the veteran tailback will cede the early-season lead role to Alvin Kamara. Coach Sean Payton indicated that the Saints don't have any immediate plans to add a veteran back, suggesting Trey Edmunds, rookie Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) -- who have combined for just 47 regular-season carries -- would be candidates for some carries in the early going. The league should reinstate Ingram for Week 5 against the Redskins.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
4 months ago

Ingram's appeal of his four-game PED suspension has already been heard and denied, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram's management released a statement claiming his positive drug test was caused by a substance that's permissible with a proper exemption from the league, but Katzenstein reports that the running back didn't actually have the necessary exemption. Alvin Kamara will serve as the lead back while Ingram sits out the first four weeks of the season, with Trey Edmunds, Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) all in the mix to compete for a complementary role. It won't come as any surprise if New Orleans adds a veteran running back before training camp, considering the aforementioned players (besides Kamara) have accounted for only 47 regular-season NFL carries. Ingram will turn 29 in December and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
5 months ago

Ingram is appealing his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's PED policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram's management released a statement proclaiming his positive drug test was caused by a substance that's permissible with a proper exemption from the league. Another update should be available soon, as an arbitrator's opinion is due on or before May 16. Should Ingram's appeal ultimately fail, Alvin Kamara would take on some extra snaps and touches in September, with the likes of Trey Edmunds, Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) also in the mix for some snaps. 2018 is a contract season for the 28-year-old Ingram.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
5 months ago

Ingram has been suspended four games for violating the league's PED policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off the best season of his career with 1,124 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 58 grabs for 416 yards, the powerful back won't return to the field until Week 5 against the Redskins. In the meantime, Alvin Kamara -- a star in his own right last season -- should take on a heavier workload and some combination of Trey Edmunds and Boston Scott will likely spell him.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
8 months ago

Ingram carried 10 times for 25 yards while catching his only target for three yards during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram didn't find any daylight against a Vikings defense that allowed just 3.7 yards per carry during the regular season. His production certainly was aided by the fact the Saints fell behind 17-0 by halftime and likely weren't able to keep the ball on the ground as often as they might've liked. Altogether it was another unproductive performance for a running back who was among the most reliable fantasy assets for the majority of the 2017 season, and he's now been limited to 38.0 total yards per game without a touchdown in his final three outings to close the campaign (including the postseason). While this might leave a bad taste in the mouth's of fantasy owners, the Saints are set to return nearly all key cogs of its offense in 2018 and Ingram should again be primed to helm one of the league's most potent rushing attacks.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
8 months ago

Ingram finished with nine rushes for 22 yards and caught his lone target for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram and partner in crime Alvin Kamara always faced a tough matchup, but neither tailback could get anything going Sunday. In fact, Ingram's rushing output marked his lowest since Week 1. Coincidentally, that performance came against the Vikings, who Ingram will face next Sunday in the divisional round.

SUSMark Ingram
RB NO (6)
9 months ago

Ingram gained 35 yards on 13 carries and 19 yards on four receptions in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram led the Saints in carries but it was Alvin Kamara who had the big game, netting 283 total yards and two scores in Tampa. Ingram has only had between 11 and 14 carries each of the last seven weeks but he's been a solid contributor in the passing game, hauling in 27 passes in that same span. While the dynamic Kamara will continue to be heavily involved in the offense, Ingram remains the best bet to lead the Saints running backs in touches when the team hosts the Panthers in next Saturday's playoff game.