Mark Ingram scores touchdown early in his return

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Welcome back, Mark Ingram.

It didn’t take the Saints running back long to make an impact in his first game back after serving a four-game suspension.

Ingram had runs of 3 and 3 yards before taking a Drew Brees pass 28 yards to the Washington 2-yard line. D.J. Swearinger saved the touchdown — albeit only briefly — by pushing Ingram out of bounds.

Ingram scored on the next play.

He has four touches for 36 yards.

Wil Lutz missed the extra point, so the Saints lead is only 6-0 with 10:41 remaining in the first quarter.