"You've got to meet the requirement for getting under and then there's some planning you can do as to, what do the contracts look like for the re-signs, for the additions, for draft picks?" Loomis said. "So we're kind of in middle of that process of trying to figure out, what's the market here? Are we going to be able to re-sign Mark Ingram, for example? What's that going to look like? Where we are cap-wise is going to dictate part of the structure for these deals. So it's all intertwined. It's not like it's one thing and that follows the other; they're all kind of intertwined."
Ingram, 25, totaled 974 rushing yards on 226 carries with nine touchdowns in 13 games for New Orleans in 2014, nearly notching his first career 1,000-yard season. Ingram has 2,426 career rushing yards through his first four seasons with the Saints (50 games).
"In free agency, everyone wants to see what the market is," Loomis said. "The question is, can that get done prior to March 10? Can both sides get a good feel for that beforehand and do a deal, or do we need to wait and see where all the offers are and respond accordingly?"
With free agency looming, running back
Ingram totaled 974 rushing yards on 226 carries with nine touchdowns in 13 games for New Orleans in 2014, nearly notching his first career 1,000-yard season. Ingram has 2,426 career rushing yards through his first four seasons with the Saints (50 games). He was also selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl, replacing Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is in the Super Bowl.
Ingram totaled 974 rushing yards on 226 carries with nine touchdowns in 13 games for New Orleans in 2014. Ingram is the first Saints running back to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Deuce McAllister in 2003.
It's not like the Saints have turned to other options, though, which was Ingram's problem in previous seasons. Khiry Robinson was the only other running back to get any carries in Week 16, and he had just two. It's just that the Saints haven't been in a position to run the ball in recent weeks, losing big in both Week 14 and, of course, Week 16.
So what about Week 15? That's partly on Ingram. He got the carries, finishing with 17, and didn't do much with him.
The good news is that the Saints should be able to win handily Week 17 at Tampa Bay, which should mean plenty of garbage-time opportunities against a so-so run defense. Outside of maybe PPR leagues, you'll want to keep Ingram active in Fantasy.
Ingram barreled his way into the end zone from 1-yard out in the second quarter. He finished the game with 13 carries for 38 yards and a score. He also caught all three of his targets for 17 yards.
He'll need 93 yards to crack the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. He'll look to do so Week 17 against Tampa Bay.
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