History is not on the side of Saints running back Mark Ingram as he approaches free agency, Katherine Terrell of The Times-Picayune writes. The league has devalued running backs in the last four years: they’ve gone off the board later in each draft since 2011 and teams are hesitant to pay out big bucks for a position that is believed to have a short shelf life. Ingram says the Saints want him back he claims the feeling is mutual, but it remains to be seen if they’ll pay big bucks to keep him. It also doesn’t help that Ingram has a lengthy injury history. More from the NFC..
- Delvin Breaux‘s contract with the Saints contains a partial guarantee of $138K in 2015, according to Evan Woodbery of The Times-Picayune. Breaux’s contract includes the league minimum base salary in each of the three years. After Breaux’s signing, the Saints now have 60 players under contract for 2015. Of the 15 unsigned players on the 2014 squad, eleven are unrestricted free agents, three are restricted free agents, and one is an exclusive-rights free agent.
- The Star Tribune’s Mark Craig discussed Adrian Peterson‘s future with the Vikings. The embattled running back is under contract with Minnesota for 2015, but many have speculated that he could be traded.
- After whiffing on a number of candidates, Eagles coach Chip Kelly got his man in Ed Marynowitz to fill the team’s front office vacancy. Now, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer wonders if Marynowitz will be a yes man or partner in personnel.