Ravens add Mark Ingram

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Contrary to reports, the Ravens weren’t in on Le'Veon Bell. But they are in on a less expensive running back.

Former Saints running back Mark Ingram has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract with the Ravens, according to multiple reports.

Ingram will join a backfield that also features Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. The Ravens are expected to run the ball more than any other NFL team with Lamar Jackson as their starting quarterback, and they wanted depth at running back.

Last year Ingram played 12 games for the Saints and had 645 yards on 138 carries, plus another 21 catches for 170 receiving yards. The Saints will feel fine moving on from Ingram with Alvin Kamara remaining their starter.

Ingram was the No. 38 player in our Free Agent Top 100, and the second-ranked running back after Bell.

47 responses to “Ravens add Mark Ingram

  1. Yes like I said it’s more to come this provides great depth at the RB POSITION GREAT MOVE #RAVEN NATUON

  2. $15M for Ingram! What a waste of millions that could be spent on other, more important positions. And the draft is the best place to pick up RB’s and they’re CHEAP compared to this crazy deal

  3. Ravens are making moves. Looks like they are poised to capitalize on the dismantling of the Steelers, and take firm control of the Division. Browns are gonna Brown, and Bengals are gonna Bungle, so it is the Ravens’ to lose.

  4. add my name on to the list of “people wondering how Mark Ingram would have helped my favorite team”. Good transaction for the Ravens. Bummer everyone else.

  5. As a Saints fan, now I’m officially angry.
    Ingram, or his agent, originally asked for $7.5 for 4 years. Talks broke down, and the quickly sign Murray. For 14.4
    Now Ingram signs for $15 !?!?
    This should not have happened!

  6. considering Jerick McKinnon got 4 years 36 million and hasn’t done crap in the NFL…3 years and $15m for a productive back on winning teams is a great deal. He’ll help for sure. They just need to go get some people to catch the ball now.

    Who the hell is even left on the BALT roster at WR?

  7. SWFLPC.INC says:
    March 13, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    The Jets should have signed this guy for 1/3 the money.
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    I agree, hate to admit it as a Steelers’ fan, this is a good signing for the Ravens. Yes, he had the PED suspension, but I’ve always liked his running style. Jets’ OL will have to make several adjustments to account for Bell’s style. IMO

  8. 3 years and 15 mil for a RB who can consistently get 1,000 yards is a darn good bargain in today’s league IMO. Good job Ravens.

  9. Answered my own question – Willie Snead. Chris Moore.

    That’s it. That, and all their TE’s (Andrews had pretty decent rookie year).

  10. willyalistentothis says:
    March 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    Finally does not have to share the backfield.

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    Please tell me you’re talking about Kamara.

  11. Shut the run down and the ravens are done. Jackson can’t pass and remaining defenses guys have left leaving baltimores defense vulnerable. Other then that good signing.

  12. It won’t matter. The Browns are going to eat up that division. The Cleveland team is loaded and ready to make a lot of noise.

  13. Its going to be interesting this year for the Ravens. Ingram is a key addition. If Jackson can throw short routes on the move, Ingram is a good catch and run back. Not great, but solid. It avoids the 8 in the box and kill the man with the ball type defenses.

  14. big saints fan here and ive always casually like the ravens. so no hate, but ingram stinks man. hes the proto-type stat accumulating back who never wins you a game, the best he can do is help grind the clock. hes got average speed and average power. but literally any rookie can do that.

  15. Other than the Washington Redskins of the early 1970’s, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team so willing to bring in so many players who are so old for so much money. Football players are not like a fine wine. They don’t get better with age. But I guess the Ravens have been drinking more than their share of that over the last four years or so. They just love those 30+ year olds who are coming off of lousy seasons.

  16. I disagree, with my fellow Saints fan on Ingram. He isnt perfect, but he runs hard, blocks and catches well (not sure how much that will matter in BAL) and he was very popular amongst his teammates. I think he will do good things in Baltimore, his downhill style is great running out the clock against a tired defense.

  17. Good on the Ravens. If you are all in on a quarterback that cannot throw a football, you’ve got to invest in a stable of running backs.

  18. well, it’s obvious that Ozzie Newsome is gone.

    Despite many of the Raven’s homers that think this is a “good deal”, it’s a horrible deal.

    That’s not an opinion, it’s fact. Go to Spotrac (preeminent site for sports contracts) and look at how the league pays running backs.

    This deal makes Ingram a top 10 running back in terms of cap hit. If you think he’s a top 10 back, then you’re right, it’s one helluva deal.

  19. I think the Saints made a shrewd calculation. Murray and Ingram are the same age. While Ingram has been more productive, he has benefited from playing in a better offense. Murray gets 3.6m/year for 4 years and Ingram gets 5m/year for 3 years, so the Saints save 1.4m per year for a back who will likely have a similar impact. That being said, if Baltimore plans on giving Ingram heavy carries they should be happy with him.

  20. v2787 says:

    March 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    It won’t matter. The Browns are going to eat up that division. The Cleveland team is loaded and ready to make a lot of noise.
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    I guess we should save some time and effort and just hand the Lombardi Trophy to the Browns. Or better yet, let’s hand them the “Super Duper Free Agent Signing Award”. Dan Snyder told me that if you win the free agent signing period you’re automatically in the Super Bowl.

  21. As a Saints fan I’m sorry to see Ingram go. That alleged Saints fan above obviously doesn’t watch football if he thinks Ingram stinks. He’s a good downhill back that is very good in pass protection and the screen game. He’s also a great locker room guys. B More picked up a very good back for a nice price

  22. Ingram is underrated. He’s going to do well for the Ravens. He’s definitely one of the best pass blocking backs in the league and when he gets his momentum going he’s impossible for one guy to tackle.

  23. I like the move…I think the Ain’ts were too quick on making a move for another running back, when Ingram was temporarily testing his market value, and they could have gotten him for the price they wanted to pay him for, all they needed was a little patience.

  24. Ingram didn’t want to leave the Saints, and the Saints didn’t want him to leave. But Ingram’s agent pumped up his value saying he was going to get $8 million a year on the open market, so the Saints snatched up Murray on the cheap before some other team got him.

    Then Bell signs and suddenly Ingram’s offers go way down because he had no leverage anymore. If I’m Ingram, I’m probably pretty pissed about all this.

  25. As a Saints fan we will all miss him. He is such a wonderful leader and a great power back.

  26. Love all of these Ravens fans who think that since they got two overt the hill free agents they’re gonna be good this year. Lamearm Jackson will still struggle this year,Bengals are rebuilding and the Steelers lost their two best players. Browns are on the way up and will own the North this year. Get ready!!!!

  27. schmitty2 says:
    March 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    3 years and 15 mil for a RB who can consistently get 1,000 yards is a darn good bargain in today’s league IMO. Good job Ravens.
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    That’s 60 yards per game. Yeah, killing it!

  28. Good guy and a pretty good back to boot! The Ravens running game is even better now. Another receiver,pass rusher, linebacker, center and guard and this team is cooking again. Another year or two away but they’ll be competitive and fun to watch.

    @goodellisagoner

    I’ll give the Browns some credit if they field a competitive team and win a few playoff games. They got better last year and made some big moves. Has it finally come together for them? I’ll believe it when I see it.

  29. goodellisagoner says:
    March 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm
    Love all of these Ravens fans who think that since they got two overt the hill free agents they’re gonna be good this year. Lamearm Jackson will still struggle this year,Bengals are rebuilding and the Steelers lost their two best players. Browns are on the way up and will own the North this year. Get ready!!!!
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    I know its been a while that Browns fans could talk smack. Keep practicing but also remember in the AFCN we respect our rivals and hate the Patriots.

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