Saints Ingram suspended first 4 games of 2018 season

Saints Ingram suspended first 4 games of 2018 season

The league has not released details about whether Ingram has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug or simply a banned masking agent. The Week 2 trip to New Orleans comes when the host Saints will be without starting running back Mark Ingram.

"Saints RB Mark Ingram hasn't been around the facility during conditioning and he won't be around for OTAs, source says".

Ingram will be eligible to return to the Saints on Monday, October 1.

In the meantime, second-year pro Alvin Kamara will take on an even bigger role in the Saints offense after being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Rapoport noted on Twitter that the looming punishment was the reason New Orleans "hasn't shopped" Ingram to other teams for a potential trade. Alvin Kamara's clearly the victor here, but we'll see how much more of a rushing role the Saints hand him.

The suspension comes just four months after Ingram completed the most successful year of his career. "This is also why New Orleans hasn't shopped him".

Ingram will be able to attend offseason workouts with the Saints, as well as training camp and preseason games.

Ingram, 28, has spent his entire career in New Orleans since being selected by the Saints with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Ingram is coming off his two most productive campaigns, breaking the 1,000 rushing yard mark in both campaigns while playing in every game over that span. If the Saints decide to add a running back in free agency, some notable veterans are still available as of Tuesday, including DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, Shane Vereen and Alfred Morris.

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