Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Despite Suspension, Mark Ingram Looking For New Contract

Despite Suspension, Mark Ingram Looking For New Contract

"The NFL recognizes that within the list of prohibited substances there are medications that are appropriate for the treatment of specific medical conditions".

What will this mean for the 2018 campaign, is it time to press the panic button?

After winning a national college title with Alabama in the 2009 season and taking the Heisman Triophy as the top U.S. college player, Ingram was taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Looking at the Saints' last four games of 2017, Ingram's numbers were in decline.

Ingram led the Saints in rushing last season with 1,124 yards on 230 carries with 12 touchdowns.

This could be for many reasons, such as Alvin Kamara's increased workload.

Mark Ingram's representation says the Saints running back will challenge the NFL's four game suspension handed down yesterday. Ingram is allowed to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

However, the NFL reiterated Wednesday that the arbitrator has made a final ruling on Ingram's appeal - which is why the league announced his suspension on Tuesday. Through the regular season, the Saints' will also play against top 10 rushing defenses in the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburg Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.

Ingram and Alvin Kamara became the first teammate rushers to each produce 1,500 total yards from scrimmage in the same season previous year as the Saints went 11-5, losing 29-24 at Minnesota in the second round of the National Football League playoffs.

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