This is the end of the road for Mark Ingram in Baltimore.
The bruising running back turned into a fan-favorite in Baltimore, but with the emergence of J.K. Dobbins, the Ravens opted to release the veteran back.
Baltimore is releasing veteran RB Mark Ingram on Tuesday, per league sources. The move will save the Ravens $5 million against the 2021 cap and allow Ingram to get an early jump on free agency.
Ingram is healthy and believes he has plenty to offer for 2021.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2021
Mark Ingram took to Twitter to share his gratitude with Baltimore and the Ravens organization.
“Thank you Mr.Bisciotti and the Ravens for being a first class organization. I love the real ones in flock nation that supported me and showed luv! My blood brothers, whats understood Ain gotta be explained. Best is still ahead, cant wait! Watch God work. #GodWins #BigTrussForever,” Ingram wrote.
Thank you Mr.Bisciotti and the Ravens for being a first class organization. I love the real ones in flock nation that supported me and showed luv! My blood brothers, whats understood Ain gotta be explained. Best is still ahead, cant wait! Watch God work.#GodWins #BigTrussForever pic.twitter.com/Hx0GZrSIrz
— Mark Ingram II (@markingram21) January 19, 2021
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In 2020, Mark Ingram appeared in 11 games, running for 299 yards on 72 carries and two touchdowns. He also had six receptions for 50 yards. He was a healthy scratch for the team’s playoff game against the Bills. It was certainly a big drop from the 2019-20 season for Ingram when he ran for 1,018 yards as the featured back.
It’s clear that Mark Ingram’s best days are behind him, but he has indicated that he has no plans to retire right now. If Ingram wants to continue playing, he’ll make for an above-average backup in the league, and has always been a good presence in the locker room.
I’d like to see another contender take a chance on Mark Ingram.