Houston Texans trade running back Mark Ingram traded to New Orleans Saints
Three-time Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram is heading back to New Orleans. The Houston Texans are trading Ingram to the New Orleans Saints, USA TODAY Sports+ senior NFL insider Josina Anderson confirmed from a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
Ingram returns for a second stint with the Saints. He spent eight seasons with the organization after being selected 28th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Ingram made two Pro Bowls with the Saints and has a great relationship with Saints star Alvin Kamara.
The duo played together for two seasons. Ingram could earn immediate carries given he already knows Saints head coach Sean Payton’s system.
During his Saints tenure, Ingram rushed for 6,007 yards and 63 touchdowns. He also added 267 receptions for 1,919 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Saints have looked for backfield help to complement Kamara. Ingram brings veteran experience as the Saints compete in a tough an NFC South division.
Texans star Brandin Cooks voiced his displeasure after the trade in a NSFW tweet.
This season, Ingram appeared in seven games with the Texans. He rushed for 294 yards and a touchdown while averaging 3.2 yards per carry.