Mike Silver is now reporting that Saints free agent RB Mark Ingram is “close” to a deal with the Ravens.
Josh Katzenstein reports that the Ravens are currently the frontrunner to sign Saints free agent RB Mark Ingram.
- Michael Silver also mentions that the Ravens are worth keeping an eye for Ingram.
The Bears, Packers and Lions have also been connected to Ingram in recent days, but there’s a good amount of buzz right now about the Ravens being the team to watch.
Ingram had said that he would prefer to be back with the Saints, but that’s unlikely now that New Orleans has agreed to sign Latavius Murray.
Ingram, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract before returning to the Saints on a four-year, $16 million contract that included $7.6 million guaranteed a few years ago.
Ingram is testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2018, Ingram appeared in 12 games and rushed for 645 yards on 138 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 21 receptions for 17 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 15 running back out of 61 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.