The Baltimore Ravens officially released veteran running back Mark Ingram on Tuesday.
Ingram thanked the organization via social media posts on Monday after the news broke that Baltimore would be moving on following Saturday’s 17-3 playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills:
Along with their official statement, the Ravens also shared a video honoring Ingram’s service to the club:
The 31-year-old ball-carrier was selected by the New Orleans Saints with a first-round pick in 2011 and spent his first eight seasons with the Saints, during which he earned appearances on two Pro Bowl squads. Ingram signed with Baltimore in March 2019 and went on to receive his third Pro Bowl nod when he rushed for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns during his debut season with his new club.
He ultimately fell down the depth chart during the 2020 campaign, however, and lost touches to rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. According to ESPN stats, Ingram finished this past season fourth on the Ravens with 299 rushing yards, and he was a healthy scratch for four of Baltimore’s final five games, including both of the team’s postseason contests.
Ryan Mink of the club’s official website wrote that the Ravens will save $5 million against the 2021 salary cap by releasing Ingram.