Mark Ingram Announces Number Change for 2022
By Larry Rupp
Players across the NFL have been taking advantage of the league's relaxed rules on jersey numbers throughout the offseason. That includes running backs like Leonard Fournette (No. 28 to No. 7) and Chase Edmonds (No. 29 to No. 2). Mark Ingram has become the latest ball-carrier to don a single digit.
New Orleans Saints News
Ingram will switch from No. 14 to No. 5 in a move that satisfies a quarterback free agent signing. Andy Dalton has worn No. 14 throughout his 11-year career and will get to do so in New Orleans, too. He is expected to act as backup for Jameis Winston during the regular season.
It'll be the sixth different number for Ingram in his career. He wore No. 28 as well as No. 22 with the Saints from 2011-2018 before sporting No. 21 with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019-2020. Ingram also wore No. 2 with the Houston Texans in 2021 before he returned home via trade to New Orleans.
With starting RB Alvin Kamara possibly having to serve a suspension, Ingram could be in line to see a larger workload at the beginning of the season. The 32-year-old averages 4.5 yards per rushing attempt in his career and posted 716 yards from scrimmage to go along with 2 touchdowns in 2021.
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