According to Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune, running back Mark Ingram has been working with the second string offense.
While Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas get the first team reps, Ingram seems to be slipping into running back oblivion.
The Saints selected Ingram with the 28th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and was the first running back drafted in 2011.
The team moved up to select Ingram who was the consensus No.1 rated back in the draft, but he hasn't been what the team was hoping for.
A power back, Ingram hasn't produced the powerful running style he put on display at the University of Alabama. Holder writes:
'Mark Ingram is lining up with the second unit. It's a different direction from the way Saints Coach Sean Payton used Ingram in the past. Ingram received the most carries of any running back during his rookie season with Payton on the sideline, and the trend continue last season with Payton sitting in exile.'