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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is setting some lofty personal goals for himself this season, now that he's finally healthy.
Ingram trained twice a day for a month leading into the Saints training camp and says he's in his best shape ever as a pro.
The Heisman trophy running back wants to prove it by translating his college stats to the NFL.
"You always want to be above four yards a carry, but I'd like to be around four-and-a-half or five. That's where I usually was in college, around five yards a carry," Ingram said. "That's just a goal. That's a high number and that will put you with some of the elite backs in the league with around five yards a carry. You just work at it and try and be as productive as you can."
Ingram says, although that benchmark is ambitious, he's lost weight and is feeling faster and more decisive. He's confident those factors, along with a growing comfortableness with the offense, will lead to more touches for him this season.
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Much of the conversation this season at that position is centered around where to select Jimmy Graham – first round, second? Does he slip to the third… It’s a relevant question, and certainly there is a point at which Graham becomes a high-value play, but it’s not likely to be anywhere near his ADP. Again at some point the cost-benefit will line up on Graham, but while the...
In an extreme vote of confidence for their two young wideouts, Kenny Stills and Nick Toon, the New Orleans Saints have parted ways with veteran receivers Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton.
According to WWLTV, New Orleans receiver Marques Colston returned to practice Monday, this is the first time the receiver went through drills since Aug. 8th, the day before the Saints’ preseason opener against Kansas City.
With another preseason game in the books the roster is starting to take shape and we're all starting to see more clarity on what roles players will have coming into this season. Most of the guys on the outside looking in did themselves no favors and there were few surprises. Most notable perhaps is the battle for the fourth running back is now completely neck and neck, perhaps...
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have cut reserve quarterback Seneca Wallace.
The person spoke to The Associated Press about Monday's release of the 10th-year veteran on condition of anonymity because the Saints have not announced it.
Wallace, whose release was first reported by ESPN, has been competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees...
The player picked behind Matthew Stafford in the 2009 NFL Draft is out of a job.
The Saints released offensive tackle Jason Smith on Wednesday coach Sean Payton announced. Smith had only been with the team since signing a one-year deal in April.
Smith was expected to contend for the starting left tackle job a job that appears to be going to Charles Brown who's taken the majority...
After recently signing both Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton, the New Orleans Saints have decided to dump both players, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. With Devery Henderson now on the market after being released by the Redskins, you have to wonder if the Saints will bring him back. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Saints release...
The Saints have cut offensive tackle Justin Smith, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.- ProFootballTalk.com August 21st
Smith was drafted second overall by the Rams in 2009, and will now be looking for his Third team in his fifth NFL sesaon. Smith is still young and showed promise at Baylor before he was drafted. I expect him to be...
The Saints roster is beginning to take some shape, ahead of schedule.
The NFL won't require teams to whittle down rosters to 75 until August 27, but Monday, the Saints first day back after Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, the Black and Gold released eight players, including backup quarterback hopeful Seneca Wallace and veteran receivers Patrick Crayton and Steve...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Between Jonathan Vilma's latest knee surgery and Curtis Lofton's mysterious absence late last week, it's hard to know who might see the most work at inside linebacker in the Saints' new defensive scheme.
Good thing for New Orleans that it appears to have solid depth in that area.
Roman Humber and David Hawthorne...
Saints receiver Marques Colston (foot) practiced Monday and Tuesday but admitted he's not 100 percent healthy, according to NOLA.com.Fantasy Spin:"That's OK," Colston said. "I'm working towards it. I still have couple of weeks yet. I'm still taking my time with it." Colston's plantar fasciitis has lingered since last season and caused him to...
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints have released quarterback Seneca Wallace.
Wallace, a ten year league veteran, signed with the Saints in April for just this season. He was slotted to make just $840,000 while competing for the backup job to Drew Brees.
Prior to his short stint with New Orleans, Wallace spent a couple years with the Cleveland Browns...
The tight end position is looking like it could be one of the most difficult to draft in fantasy football this season. Basically, you have New Orleans Saints stud Jimmy Graham at the top of the list. Underneath Graham, you have everyone else. Rob Gronkowski is as much of a beast as Graham when healthy, […]
Why, God, Why?
Reports are surfacing that the 49ers are interested in QB Seneca Wallace and are expecting to visit with the free agent at some point.
Wallace was recently let go by the Saints, just as he was when he played for the Seahawks and the Browns. I’m scratching my head on this one, I know the backup position is really sketchy right now, but Seneca Wallace…really?
Meridian junior quarterback J'Mar Smith has grown up in a football family. The son of former Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saints' defensive lineman Kenny Smith, J'Mar has been around the game his entire life. Now a star in his own right, the younger Smith is ready to make his own name in the football world.