Jun 10, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) during minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Ingram wants to be involved in Saints passing game

The New Orleans Saints haven’t used Mark Ingram very much over the course of the past three years, but that is likely to change this season as he’s expected to play a bigger role in their offense.

One thing he’s never done much of is be an impact playing in the New Orleans Saints passing game, though that’s something the former college star wants to change in the future.

Although Mark Ingram’s career high for catches in a season is 11 during his rookie year, the Saints running back says he wants to be more involved in their passing game moving forward.

“I haven’t caught a lot of passes in the NFL, but in high school I played receiver. If you look at my recruiting thing, it says ‘athlete,’” Ingram stated. “And in college, I caught a lot of passes. I haven’t done it a lot here, but I’ve always been confident in my ability to contribute out of the backfield running routes, line up out wide running routes. I’m comfortable doing all of that.”

While the Saints no longer have Darren Sproles, it’s hard to imagine that Ingram is going to be one of their top choices out of the backfield to catch passes.

Often thought of more of a bruiser and inside back, it’s very possible that Mark Ingram may find himself more involved in the passing game this season but he certainly isn’t going to be one of their top targets out of the backfield barring any significant injury.

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