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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram lands on COVID list

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Nov 14, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (14) celebrates after a touchdown during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 14, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (14) celebrates after a touchdown during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is headed to the reserve/COVID-19 list following a positive test, The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday.

The Saints placed defensive end Cameron Jordan on the list Monday.

Ingram is vaccinated, according to the report, which means he can return after receiving two negative test results 24 hours apart.

It’s unlikely he would be cleared in time for Sunday’s game between the Saints (5-7) and host New York Jets (3-9). New Orleans is on a four-game losing streak.

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Ingram, 31, joined the Saints in an Oct. 29 trade with the Houston Texans. He has rushed for 233 yards and one TD and has 18 catches for 130 yards in five games since returning to New Orleans, where he played from 2011-18.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has accumulated 9,900 yards from scrimmage with 74 touchdowns in 144 career games with the Saints, Baltimore Ravens (2019-20) and Texans.

Ingram’s potential absence comes as running back Alvin Kamara reportedly returned to practice Wednesday after missing the last four games with a knee injury.

–Field Level Media