Things have not well in New Orleans for running back Mark Ingram.
The former Alabama star was regulated behind both Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles during his first two seasons in the league and now in his third, it’s been more of the same, just with somewhat different names.
That has lead to a lack of playing time for Ingram (and some might say he doesn’t deserve the playing time anyway) who is frustrated with his role and according to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, it may lead to Ingram requesting a trade:
The Colts made waves last week by acquiring Trent Richardson, like Ingram a former Alabama star, for a first-round pick (Richardson was selected third overall in 2012). While Richardson wasn’t seeking a deal, league sources believe Ingram could do so in the coming weeks, with his role still nebulous in a crowded Saints backfield.
Ingram is a power back, who in college got better with more carries as he fed off the workload, but he hasn’t seemed a fit in New Orleans, where Pierre Thomas remains a trusted veteran, Darren Sproles is one of the best third-down backs in the NFL, and they are currently carrying five backs on their roster.
If Ingram is moved, I’m pretty sure there won’t be too many tears shed in the Big Easy.