Mark Ingram heading for Baltimore Ravens in National Football League free agency


According to Jenna Laine of ESPN, the Packers remain in the mix for free-agent running back Mark Ingram, who is also drawing interest from the Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions.

The Vikings will not play the Saints in 2019.

Previous reporting indicated that Ingram's most likely landing spot is Baltimore. The team also returns Kenneth Dixon (333 rushing yards and 51 receiving yards) and practice squad members De'Lance Turner (4 rushing yards, 17 receiving yards) and Tyler Ervin.

Many Vikings fans were hoping Latavius Murray would stay with Minnesota and continue to be a great veteran complement to Dalvin Cook, especially since Cook has missed 17 games in his first two seasons with the team. The 29-year-old was a fixture of the Saints' offensive attack since his rookie season, though his numbers took a bit of late after the team added star playmaker Alvin Kamara in the 2017 draft. In his second National Football League season, Kamara received his second Pro Bowl invitation as he ran for 883 yards and 14 touchdowns on 194 carries and caught 81 passes for 709 yards and four touchdowns. In 11 games (six starts), the former undrafted free agent had 137 attempts for 718 yards (5.2 per carry) and two touchdowns, along with two catches for 20 yards. A two-time Pro Bowler, Ingram set the Saints' franchise record for career rushing touchdowns in 2018 and ended the season 89 yards behind Deuce McAllister for New Orleans' all-time rushing lead.