New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram said he thinks signing C.J. Spiller was a good move for the team.
Ingram, the team’s first-round pick in the 2011 draft, has split carries during each of his four seasons with the Saints. Last season, he set career highs with 964 rushing yards, 145 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Earlier this month, the Saints signed Spiller to a four-year contract, and Ingram said he is happy the team signed him.
“He’s a special player,” Ingram said. “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 said.
Spiller was played in nine games last season before suffering a broken collar bone and missing the rest of the year. During his five-year career in Buffalo, he reached the 1,000-yard plateau once when he rushed for 1,244 yards in 2012.
Last season, the Saints finished No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 13 in rushing yards. Because of an elite passing game, New Orleans finished No. 1 in scoring and No. 9 in yards last season.
- Brad Rowland