Ravens To Release Mark Ingram

The Ravens are cutting Mark Ingram, as Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. The move will save the Ravens $5MM against the 2021 cap. 

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Ingram, who now has an early jump on free agency, believes he still has plenty of football left in the tank. The Ravens did not agree, making him a healthy scratch in both of their playoff games this year.

Ingram, 31, is coming off of his worst statistical season. Limited to nine games, he finished out with just 72 carries for 299 yards — both career lows. For what it’s worth, he was still rather efficient, running for 4.2 yards per carry in the Ravens’ high-powered offense. He also has a solid track record with 9,200+ career all-purpose yards. The bulk of those yards came with the Saints, where he topped 7,500 total yards across eight years.

The vet made a mark in his first Ravens season, rushing for 1,018 yards and ten touchdowns, plus a 26/257/5 receiving line. This year, he lost his spot in the pecking order to rookie J.K. Dobbins, who projects as Baltimore’s top back for 2021. Gus Edwards also shined in Ingram’s stead, managing 700+ rushing yards in the regular season.

Ingram’s release will leave $1.3MM in dead money against the Ravens’ 2021 cap, the balance of his prorated bonus.

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  1. Thronson5

    I see him going to either WFT or maybe even the Giants as back up to Barkley. Good change of pace back for them And he can block a lot better than Barkley can.

    • Jcool90

      He did good for us just didn’t do nothing dis past season. Lamar needs too work on that deep ball a little bit better I think.

      • Thronson5

        Yea I agree, Lamar does need to work on that, they also gotta get him a true number one WR. I like Lamar, lot of potential and while I do see some flaws it’s really hard to judge when he hasn’t had the best WRs to throw to.

    • kanyekardashian

      Ingram and Barkley would be a solid combo, especially with Barkley coming back from injury. Don’t let Ingrams lack of production this season dismiss the fact that he’s a great locker room guy/mentor. With the NY drama Barkley has lived with since joining the league, I think it would be a smart signing. This is coming from a Cowboys fan who hates the Giants more than anything… except the Eagles.

      • Thronson5

        I agree! Not even a Giants fan but to me that signing makes too much sense.

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Ingram could either settle for a RB2 on a contender or look to try be a starter on another team. There’s plenty of teams that need an upgrade at RB or just some competitive depth.

    Patriots, Eagles, Dolphins, WFT, Steelers, Jets, Bills, Jags, 49ers, Lions, Chargers…

    I’d say Steelers, Dolphins, Bills and Chargers could all be good fits

    • davidkaner

      Lions do not need another RB. They have 5. Unless they cut Kerryon Johnson & AP doesn’t come back, they are set.

      • nickolai

        Practice squad RBs don’t count. I’m sure AP is gone unless they give him the veterans minimum, so Ingram wouldn’t be a bad add. Honestly, they need to be focused on WR and defense and I’m curious how that will work out with the new staff hires.

      • Jcool90

        Right is Stafford coming back? Hops he goes on team where he can win a ring

    • pullhitter445

      Patriots running back approach is quite possibly the only flaw I have with bellicheck.

    • Thronson5

      As a 49ers fan I’d say they are good with Morris and Wilson. Probably go the cheap route and draft a 3rd string RB or bring in someone like Gore for cheap as the 3rd option. I don’t think Ingram will be looking for a lot but I do think with how little of cap space they have he will be out of their range.

    • Thronson5

      He’s a bum cause he didn’t suit up? Think that would be Harbaugh decision. And not his. He’s old and isn’t what he use to be but isn’t a bum. He average like 4 yards a carry when he did play.

      • Superbear29

        Wow average yards for an average back. He was so good that they sat him out multiple times.

  3. chace alexander

    Bears don’t lose this opportunity. Patterson will probably walk and if we make Montgomery special teamer we can have Ingram and Cohen running the ball

  4. Steve7seven

    PERFECT Pittsburgh Steeler. They always want a banger back and speed back. The team and he will benefit from a pairing. Hope it happens.

  5. Steve7seven

    Just as when in ‘05 when Pitt had Parker and Bettis this would work. They don’t need him to be Ingram of three years ago. They need what he is now. Power and good blocker from short yardage. He’ll get a lot of short TD’s.

  6. ChuckyNJ

    The Ravens also released Robert Griffin III late last night. Perhaps he can cycle back to the Washington Redskins where he began his career.

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      Interesting. I didn’t see that. I thought they might make a play to try to retain him just to keep an experienced back up. He didn’t look great this year, but not a lot of back ups do.

  7. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Depending on his ask, I would like to see Vegas give him a look. He’d be a good back up for Jacobs. Plus if Jacobs gets suspended for his DUI incident then they would have a capable RB to step in for a few games.

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