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Mark Ingram Could Ask For Trade From Saints

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Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images.

If Mark Ingram has his way, he could be wearing a different uniform soon enough. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora is reporting that the New Orleans Saints running back could ask for a trade from the team.

Ingram has been used sparingly since being selected out of Alabama by the Saints in the 2011 draft, and he simply isn’t a good fit for their offense. He hasn’t been able to overtake Darren Sproles or Pierre Thomas, and he has failed to produce when given touches. A change of scenery to an offense with a power running game could possibly rejuvenate Ingram.

There were positive reports out of training camp for Ingram, and many expected a potential breakout season for the third-year tailback. However, he has failed to produce, rushing for a measly 31 yards on 17 carries (which amounts to 1.8 yards per carry).

If a deal is to happen, the Saints would have until the official deadline, which falls on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. E.T.