Mark Ingram greets Saints at airport early Monday – (NOLA.COM) Saints News

Mark Ingram couldn’t wait to be back with the New Orleans Saints.
Ingram’s four-game suspension is officially over, so on Monday, he’s free to rejoin the team. But, the veteran running back couldn’t wait until meetings.
According to Peter King’s Football Morning in America, Ingram was at the airport at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning to greet the Saints when they returned home after beating the New York Giants on Sunday.
Fellow Saints running back Alvin Kamara actually mentioned this possibility after the game.
“Free Mark!” Kamara said Sunday. “I talked to him before the game. He’ll probably be at the airport when we land. It feels good to know he served his four and he’s going to be back. It’s about to be ugly.”

The NFL gave Ingram a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and with him gone, the Saints were missing a piece of what proved last year to be the best running back duo in the league. 
With Ingram gone, Kamara has taken the bulk of the running back workload. With Mike Gillislee, Jonathan Williams and Dwayne Washington being ineffective backups in the first four games, Kamara played at least 51 snaps in all four contests. Kamara’s highest snap count total as a rookie last year was 46, and he only eclipsed 40 that one time.
Kamara has been dominant as the go-to guy. So far this season, he has 275 rushing yards, 336 receiving yards and six total touchdowns. 
King reported that Ingram and Kamara were the last guys at the airport after reuniting, and Kamara and the Saints are surely glad to have Ingram back. In addition to having 1,000 rushing yards each of the past two seasons, Ingram is one of the team’s top emotional leaders.
Ingram will officially be removed from the NFL’s suspended list Monday afternoon, at which point the team will need to cut someone to free a roster spot. 

— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) October 1, 2018

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— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) September 30, 2018

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— Chris Banjo (@Chris1Banjo) October 1, 2018


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