Adam Forsythe / March 13,2019
After the New Orleans Saints announced their intent to sign former Vikings’ running back Latavius Murray, it became clear that the team intended to move on from long-time running back Mark Ingram.
On Wednesday morning, news broke that the Baltimore Ravens intend to sign Ingram.
Ingram can officially sign with the Ravens today at 4:00 P.M. ET. The deal is set at $15 million over three years which averages to $5 million per year. The Saints reportedly offered Ingram a contract worth $4.5 million per year.
After the Saints drafted Ingram in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Ingram spent eight seasons with the Who Dat Nation. Ingram was truly loved throughout the Saints’ locker room as he played a key role in the culture created surrounding this team. Ingram currently ranks second in career franchise rushing yards (6,007) and first in career franchise rushing touchdowns (50).
Ingram was crucial to the Saints’ success over the last few seasons as he provided the boom to current Saints’ running back Alvin Kamara’s zoom. It will be interesting to see if Latavius Murray can play a similar role to Ingram in the dynamic offense of the New Orleans Saints.
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