The Mark Ingram period in Baltimore seems to be prefer it has all however formally come to a detailed. The Professional Bowl again took to social media on Monday and seemingly hinted that he and the Ravens can be parting methods this offseason after a 2020 marketing campaign the place he fell out of the rotation within the backfield. Ingram thanked the Ravens brass earlier than noting that he is “wanting ahead to my subsequent alternative as a result of the most effective continues to be forward” and shortly after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Baltimore will launch him on Tuesday — saving $5 million in 2021 cap house and permitting the previous Professional Bowler to get a head begin on free company.
Ingram signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Ravens initially of free company again in 2019 after a seven-year stint with the New Orleans Saints, who drafted him within the first spherical of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Alabama. The 31-year-old got here out of the gate operating in his first season in Baltimore, speeding for over a thousand yards for the third time in his profession to associate with a career-high 15 complete touchdowns. That effort earned him a Professional Bowl nod and helped the Ravens break the single-season speeding document for a complete franchise.
This yr, nevertheless, Ingram was restricted to simply 11 video games (9 begins) and was a wholesome scratch all through the tail finish of the common season. He completed the yr with simply 299 yards speeding and two touchdowns. Ingram was additionally a wholesome scratch for Baltimore’s divisional-round loss to the Buffalo Payments.
The rationale for that sudden demotion was as a result of emergence of rookie operating again J.Okay. Dobbins, who was chosen by the Ravens within the second spherical final offseason. The primary-year professional put collectively a formidable rookie season that not solely noticed him take over because the lead again within the Baltimore backfield however complete 925 yards from scrimmage and 9 complete touchdowns.