The Baltimore Ravens will designate running back Mark Ingram inactive for their Divisional round playoff matchup against the Buffalo Bills, per Adam Schefter. That will leave JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards as the two primary running backs, with Justice Hill as an emergency option.
Ingram is not on the injury report, so this is a healthy scratch. It’s the second straight week he’ll be healthy but inactive. He was inactive week against the Titans and was inactive in Weeks 15 and 16 in spite of not being listed with any kind of injury.
It’s safe to say the Mark Ingram era is coming to a close in Baltimore. If the Ravens continue advancing in the playoffs, his only opportunity for playing time would seem to be if Dobbins or Edwards got hurt. Otherwise, he will remain inactive.
Ingram is signed through the 2021 season, but we can expect to see him released this coming offseason. The Ravens would save $5 million in cap space and carry $1.33 million in dead money when they release him. They’re in decent shape from a cap perspective, but with Dobbins as the running back of the future, there’s no reason to keep Ingram on the roster.