Saints release Mike Gillislee to make room for Mark Ingram – (CSC) Saints News

Everyone probably saw this coming. Mike
Gillislee’s time in New Orleans is up, as the Saints
have released him to make room for Mark
Ingram according to Saturday’s NFL Transaction Report. It
should come as no surprise to anyone, as Gillislee wasn’t cutting
the mustard, and Ingram
is expected return to form for Sean Payton’s offense.
The Saints leaned heavily on Alvin
Kamara (56 carries, 275 yards, 5 TDs) for the first four
weeks of the season, and it has paid off in a big way. The team
tried using the likes of Jonathan
Williams and Dwayne
Washington in addition to Gillislee, but all three of
them combined couldn’t even total what Taysom
Hill did on the ground (7 carries, 67 yards).
is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, with a stellar 2017
campaign that put him in the Pro Bowl.
He’s just 735 yards from becoming New Orleans’ all-time leading
rusher, and needs just over 61 yards/game rushing to get there with
12 left in the team’s regular season.

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