Ingram (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Time-Picayune reports.

The veteran running back thus will finish out the regular season with back-to-back absences. Ingram started his second Saints tenure off in encouraging fashion before tailing off once Alvin Kamara returned to the field, gaining just 27 yards on 13 carries over his last pair of contests. Ingram is slated to head into the new league year as an unrestricted free agent, while Tony Jones, Ty Montgomery and Dwayne Washington figure to be the beneficiaries of his absence Week 18 as complementary options behind Kamara. If New Orleans can get into the postseason, however, Ingram would be on the field as Kamara's primary backup if healthy.

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