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Mark Ingram works with Saints 2nd team

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05:54 PM ET 06.07 | Judging any improvement in the Saints' ground game, one of the Saints' biggest flaws from last season, may not be fully possible after two weeks of organized team activities and one week of minicamp. So we'll go by what we've seen cosmetically. Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles have been receiving the vast majority of the snaps with the first-team offense during these last three weeks of workouts and practices. Thomas, predictably, tallied most of the carries when comparing Sproles' workload as a traditional running back with Sproles wearing different hats depending on the play called. Mark Ingram is lining up with the second unit. It's a different direction from the way Saints Coach Sean Payton used Ingram in the past. Ingram received the most carries of any running back during his rookie season with Payton on the sideline, and the trend continue last season with Payton sitting in exile.

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mark Ingram runs past Sean Payton during OTAs, Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Mark Ingram runs past Sean Payton during OTAs, Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
June 7, 2013  06:24 PM ET

Too early to call Mark Ingram a bust.

June 7, 2013  07:54 PM ET

Good point, but how many former Bama running backs have make it in the NFL, unless you are talking about Shaun Alexander, who had a couple of career season (2004/05) running behind Walter Jones and Hutch!!! The bottom line is, that any running back needs a good offensive line!!!

June 8, 2013  12:10 AM ET

Shaky ground.

June 8, 2013  12:48 AM ET

Saints have always been a RBBC team. No news here. Sproles or Thomas get dinged Ingram will see his carries.

June 8, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Too early to call Mark Ingram a bust.

No it not.

 
June 8, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No *it not.

*it's

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