New Orleans Saints siger farvel til Mark Ingram

af 13. marts 2019Free agency4 Kommentarer

New Orleans Saints har sandsynligvis sagt farvel til Mark Ingram. Saints skulle eftersigende være enig med Latavius Murray om en 4-årig kontrakt til en værdi af $14,2 millioner.

En trist nyhed for mange Saints fans, som håbede at Saints kunne beholde den fantastiske running back duo med Alvin Kamara og Mark Ingram.

Flere spillere udtrykte også deres frustration på Twitter, da nyheden om Murrays kontrakt kom frem.

Mark Ingram efterlader et stor hul i omklædningsrummet, som bliver svært at erstatte.

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  1. kangaroo

    Fra NFL.com:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001024581/article/payton-frustrated-with-rb-mark-ingrams-departure

    Running back Mark Ingram was open to returning to the New Orleans Saints for a ninth season before the start of free agency, and head coach Sean Payton said at the NFL Scouting Combine the feeling was mutual.

    Ingram, though, elected to sign a three-year, $15 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, leaving Payton with a sense of frustration on how it went down.

    “It happened pretty quickly,” Payton told reporters Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, via the Saints’ official Facebook page. “Look, I’m excited for Mark’s opportunity. He’s been a tremendous, tremendous player for us and leader for us.

    “It was frustrating because I felt there was little dialogue. At least usually, I’m able to visit with the player, and I wasn’t able to, so the ends and outs specifically to how that unfolded still to me are a little bit cloudy. Tried texting him, tried calling him, direct message. He texted me back, and then the next day we weren’t able to speak.”

    The Saints filled Ingram’s position with the addition of Latavius Murray, who signed a four-year, $14.4 million deal.

    Still, the Saints’ ground game thrived in the past two seasons with Ingram and Alvin Kamara, ranking sixth in the league in 2018 and fifth in 2017.

    Ingram and Kamara are also the first teammate backfield duo in NFL history to each record 1,500-plus scrimmage yards in a single season, which was accomplished in 2017.

    Whether the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Murray can truly replace Ingram as a complementary piece to Kamara remains to be seen, but Payton looks forward to utilizing his new running back’s skill set.

    “I’m excited about Latavius joining our team,” Payton told reporters. “We’ve seen him. We’ve got coaches that have been on teams with him. I think we’ll have a clear vision for him.”

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  2. kangaroo

    Kan godt tænkes at hans fire mistede spilledage først på sæsonen ikke er glemt
    – men akkurat som Reggie Bush bliver det et stort savn for holdet

    Jeg har nydt mange af Mark Ingrams sjove youtube jokes

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  3. Ulrik Jensen

    Ja for pokker. Nu skal det lige blive helt officielt – jeg gad godt Saints lavede en Anthony Barr på Murray og signede Ingram. Men det ville ikke ligne Saints.
    Nu bliver Murray forhåbentlig god for Saints, men det er altid svært at se de spillere som man har fulgt så mange år forlade Saints.

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  4. Avatar

    Trist nyhed på en i forvejen grå morgen ?

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