Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Saints running back Mark Ingram selected at the bottom of the first round by New Orleans in 2011 has not been featured by the team early this season and could be another prominent recent draft pick to seek a change of scenery before the Week 8 trade deadline. The Colts made waves last week by acquiring Trent Richardson like Ingram a former Alabama star for a first-round pick (Richardson was selected third overall in 2012). While Richardson wasn't seeking a deal league sources believe Ingram could do so in the coming weeks with his role still nebulous in a crowded Saints backfield. Ingram is a power back who in college got better with more carries as he fed off the workload but he hasn't seemed a fit in New Orleans where Pierre Thomas remains a trusted veteran Darren Sproles is one of the best third-down backs in the NFL and they are currently carrying five backs on their roster. Ingram has just one year beyond 2013 left on his rookie contract -- he is set to make $1.4 million in ...
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