Having exercised the 2015 option on defensive end Cameron Jordan, it seems unlikely that the Saints will be doing the same with Mark Ingram. CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora reports (via Twitter) that the team does “not intend to pick up” the running back’s fifth-year option.
Ingram joins Pierre Thomas atop a running back depth chart that lost Darren Sproles to a trade with the Eagles. Ingram ran for 386 yards on 78 attempts in 2013, scoring one touchdown. His best season came in 2012, when he rushed for 602 yards and five scores.
Per our 2015 option tracker, Ingram’s fifth-year option would have been worth $5.21MM. That amount was the lowest on the list of eligible players.