NFL News: Ravens Release Veteran Running Back Mark Ingram

Ingram was due $5 million next season
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CINCINNATI — The Baltimore Ravens plan to release veteran running back Mark Ingram on Tuesday. 

The 32-year-old was inactive for the Ravens' playoff loss to the Bills on Saturday night. 

"Thank you Mr. Bisciotti and the Ravens for being a first class organization," Ingram tweeted. "I love the real ones in flock nation that supported me and showed luv! My blood brothers, whats understood Ain gotta be explained. Best is still ahead, cant wait! Watch God work. #GodWins #BigTrussForever."

Ingram was scheduled to make $5 million in base salary next season. He ran for 299 yards in 11 games in 2020, averaging 4.2 yards-per-carry. The three-time Pro Bowler also scored two touchdowns. 

Ingram took a backseat to rookie running back J.K. Dobbins, who became the Ravens' primary option in the backfield has the season evolved. Gus Edwards also passed him on the depth chart. 

The Saints selected Ingram with the 28th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent the first eight years of his career in New Orleans. 

Ingram signed with Baltimore as a free agent prior to the 2019 season. He's topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark three times, including once with the Ravens. 

Baltimore also released veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday. 

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