Is Mark Ingram nearing the end of his tenure in Baltimore?

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Veteran running back Mark Ingram is in a tough position. He has been completely phased out of the Baltimore Ravens offensive attack.

The running back is in his second season in Baltimore. He signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the team before the 2019 season.

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram carries the football against the Cincinnati Bengals
Mark Ingram carries the football against the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Mark Ingram/Instagram)

He was a healthy scratch on Sunday against the New York Giants. He also missed the team’s Week 15 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Ingram barely played for the team during their Week 13 and Week 14 games. With Ingram on the sidelines, the team has turned to rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards to lead the backfield.

Ingram has had 55 rushing yards in the last four games that he has played in (Week 6, Week 10, Week 11, and Week 13). He has not had more than 57 rushing yards in a game this season.

The 57 rushing yards came against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 11th.

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The Hackensack, New Jersey born athlete has 63 carries for 260 yards and two touchdowns. One touchdown came in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.

Then, the second touchdown came in a win over the Washington Football Team in Week 4.

Right now, the 260 yards are the worst season of his career. As a 24-year-old with the New Orleans Saints during the 2014 season, he had a career-low 386 yards.

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The Ravens will definitely try to get out of his contract at the end of his season. According to Spotrac, the team does have an option to get out of his deal.

By cutting ties with Ingram, he would earn just $10 million over two seasons. They’ll also be responsible for a $1.333 million dead cap hit. We’ll get into the cap situations:

Pre-June 1st, 2021 release or trade:

The Ravens will be responsible for a $1.333 million dead cap hit. However, the team will save $5 million with a release.

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Post-June 1st, 2021 release or trade:

Baltimore will also be responsible for a $1.333 million dead cap hit. But with the 2022 season, there will be a $0 dead cap hit.

Either way, the team will save $5 million in this scenario, as well.

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