By missing the game against the Giants, Ingram will miss something of a homecoming.
One year ago at this time, there was widespread speculation the Eagles would trade for Ingram.
We know he’s not a polished blocker yet and perhaps he never will be, but if the Dolphins are willing to look past that, I think Gesicki can be an immediate weapon for Tannehill inside the red zone. After years of striking out at tight end with injury-prone underachievers like Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron, I think Miami hit the nail on the head with Gesicki. I consider him a strong dynasty stash and a nice flyer late in drafts with potential for both volume and touchdowns. Which second-year running back do you see making the biggest leap and whose stock will drop the most?
The suspension leaves the Saints’ rushing attack short-handed and gives a larger role to Alvin Kamara, who won the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award in 2017. Kamara started three games and served as an ideal complement to Ingram, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama.
The duo became the first teammates to reach 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season, a feat that helped drive the Saints to the NFC South crown.
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune first reported Ingram’s suspension Tuesday.
Ingram will miss home games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns, and road games at the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.
Ingram is heading into the final year of his contract. He’s posted consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaigns and scored a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns in 2017. But he could have his role as lead back usurped by Kamara by the time he returns in October and will almost certainly carry the stain of a suspension into the free agent market next year.