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Tag Ingram II is support with the personnel that drafted him 28th total in 2011, and he could well play his first sport for the franchise since the 2018 advertising and marketing and marketing campaign on Sunday.
Original Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters Thursday there is “fully” a “excessive probability” that Ingram will suit up for a Week 8 divisional matchup in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett.
The Houston Texans traded Ingram to the Saints on Wednesday in a deal that incorporated a swap of silly-spherical picks.
Ingram spent the first eight years of his occupation in Original Orleans. He ranks first in Saints’ history with 50 speeding touchdowns and second in personnel history within the support of Deuce McAllister with 6,007 speeding yards.
The Saints let Ingram scuttle away for the Baltimore Ravens in 2019 free company. He spent two seasons with the franchise, speeding for 1,317 yards and 12 touchdowns in 26 video games.
Baltimore waived Ingram in January as he turned an afterthought within the personnel’s offense within the support of J.Okay. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. He signed a one-yr take care of the Texans in March and rushed for 294 yards and a rating in seven video games.
The Saints had been in desperate want of lend a hand at running support after releasing Latavius Murray in September and losing second-string running support Tony Jones Jr. to an ankle damage.
Superstar support Alvin Kamara has handled unparalleled of the workload on the floor this season, leading the Saints with 419 speeding yards on 114 carries. Quarterback Jameis Winston ranks second on the personnel with simply 28 carries for 126 yards.
If Ingram does play in opposition to the Buccaneers, it is unclear how unparalleled time he’ll discover on the topic. Kamara must proceed to resolve the majority of offensive snaps except the Alabama product will get more relaxed.
The Saints are second within the NFC South within the support of the Bucs with a 4-2 file. Original Orleans has won its last two video games, however Tampa could well be the personnel’s hardest opponent since its Week 1 take care of over the Green Bay Packers.