Mark Ingram denies he asked for a trade

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Mark Ingram isn’t getting much work, but he’s not looking for a transfer.

The Saints running back, echoing the comments of his coach earlier this week, denied that he was looking for a trade.

“No, you guys (media) came up with that,” Ingram said of trade rumors, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I don’t know who came up with that. I’ve never said that at all. I never asked for it. Don’t want it. Like I said, New Orleans is home. I love teammates, love my coaches, love this organization. I’m very grateful to be part of this organization. It’s a class organization. . . .

“Stuff comes from everywhere all of the time. People speculate things, assume things that may not be true. That’s OK. I know the truth and everybody in the organization knows the truth. Nothing like that ever came about. That’s all that matters. The air is clear here.”

Ingram went on to talk about how much he loved New Orleans, and everything about his experience there.

Which is a little odd, when you think about it, considering how small of a role he has there as a third option back, who has just 17 carries on the season.