- Payton added that the report itself has “zero credibility.“
Ingram missed Week 3’s game against Arizona due to a toe injury. He still hasn’t shown any signs of being a legitimate No. 1 running back, so even though the coaching staff has denied that he’s able available, you would have to think they would consider the parting with him before the trade deadline if the right deal came along.
Ingram is currently third on the Saint’s depth chart, which includes a total of five running backs. The Saints have Ingram sharing carries with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles, so this isn’t exactly the type of role you draw up for a guy they traded up to get in the 2011 draft.
A change of scenery would likely benefit all parties in this case, as there’s questions as to how Ingram fits into their offensive scheme. We’ll have to see if a market develops for him in the next few weeks and if the Saints are willing to field offers for him.