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Tracking the latest free agency rumors for Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram was released by the Ravens late last season and will look for a new team going into 2021.

Mark Ingram II #21 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after J.K. Dobbins #27 scored a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

We are already into the thick of the NFL offseason and that means free agency. Teams can’t contact free agents until March 15th, but news of the top players will circulate as we close in on that starting point. Dak Prescott, Chris Godwin, Allen Robinson, and Kenny Golladay are just a few of the big names set to hit unrestricted free agency when the new league year opens on March 17th. One or more stands a good chance of signing a contract with their current team or being franchise tagged before then, but there is a chance one or more is taking calls when the tampering period opens on March 15th.

2020 in review

Ingram was overtaken by rookie J.K. Dobbins in the Ravens backfield in 2020 and was a healthy scratch in four of their final five games. He then was released to get his contract off the books. In his 11 games, Ingram rushed 72 times for 299 yards and two touchdowns while catching just six passes for 50 yards. At 31 years of age, Ingram is closing in on his final game, but likely still has something left in the tank.

Possible destinations

There won’t be a good market for Ingram, but his veteran leadership and ability should get him a shot at continuing his career. The Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills could all use depth at the position, but we likely won’t get a good feel for where Ingram ends up until reports start circulating about interest.

Do the Ravens want to keep him?

No. They’ve already released him. Dobbins is set up for a strong 2021.

Fantasy implications

His presence will likely be more of a hinderance to another running back than Ingram being able to put up good fantasy numbers. He could end up being a team’s goal line back, but as it is, he’ll likely end up as part of a committee and not the good part.

Rumored interest