The Bills Need to Sign Mark Ingram
By Max Staley
The Baltimore Ravens released running back Mark Ingram earlier this week after an injury-riddled 2020 campaign. Somewhat surprisingly, he went unclaimed on waivers, making him an unrestricted free agent who is actually eligible to sign with a playoff team.
Given the injury to impressive rookie RB Zack Moss, the Buffalo Bills need to think long and hard about signing Ingram.
Right now, the Bills' only semi-reliable running back is Devin Singletary, as Moss suffered a season-ending injury in the Wild Card Round. Whether or not it was by design, Buffalo completely abandoned the run in the Divisional Round, giving Singletary 7 carries for 25 yards. Career journeyman T.J. Yeldon chipped in with 2 carries for 4 yards.
Even coming off one of the worst years of his career, Ingram would immediately be a huge improvement over Yeldon.
Ingram averaged more than 4.2 yards per carry in every game with at least 5 carries in 2020, aside from Week 1. He's also just one year removed from a 2019 season that saw him finish with 1,265 yards from scrimmage and 15 total TDs.
Plus, Ingram is a great pass-catching back. He's had two seasons with at least 50 receptions and averaged 38.3 receptions per year from 2014-19.
Combine that with Ingram's hard-nosed, powerful running style and he'd be the perfect option to spell Singletary. Signing Ingram would be a great way to add some depth at a position where Buffalo is worryingly thin heading into the AFC Championship Game.
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