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Old 03-31-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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Mark Ingram “looking forward” to splitting time with C.J. Spiller

Mark Ingram got the most work of his NFL career during the 2014 season and responded with 964 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in the final year of his rookie contract.

Ingram parleyed that success into a new four-year, $16 million deal with the Saints, but not into a role as an offensive workhorse. The Saints gave a similar deal to C.J. Spiller a couple of days after signing Ingram, all but ensuring that the two backs will be shuffled in and out of the lineup over the course of the season.

Ingram’s been in that position with the Saints before and says he’s not bothered about being in the same spot after his successful 2014 campaign.

“He’s a special player,” Ingram said, via ESPN.com. “He’s a game-breaker, can take it to the house no matter where he is on the field, punt return, kick return, pass, run. So I’m looking forward to it. … So it wasn’t anything strange or anything when we signed him. I talked to him before it even got announced.”

Ingram and Spiller bring different things to the offense, which should provide plenty of room for both of them to thrive without being asked to do things outside their skill set. Given Spiller’s receiving ability, they could even share time on an offense that figures to take on a different shape with Jimmy Graham now plying his trade in Seattle.

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It would be nice to see Ingraham develop into that passing back in the flat so defenses don't know what we are doing when he is in
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It would be nice to see Ingraham develop into that passing back in the flat so defenses don't know what we are doing when he is in
I agree I just hope he stays healthy.
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It would be nice to see Ingraham develop into that passing back in the flat so defenses don't know what we are doing when he is in
That transition is already happening. In his first three seasons Ingram had a total of seven games in which he had two or more catches. In fact, all seven of those games he caught exactly two.

In 2014 Ingram had nine games with two or more catches, including four with three or more and one with seven.
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Fingers crossed that the O-line gets fixed. If so we have a pretty dynamic duo to run behind them.
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I think Ingram will be a work horse for us in 2015.
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