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Report: Ravens to sign RB Mark Ingram to three-year deal

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Report: Ravens to sign RB Mark Ingram to three-year deal

The Ravens have begun bringing in new talent as they spend the offseason shaping their offense around Lamar Jackson.

The team is expected to sign running back Mark Ingram, according to Adam Schefter.

Ingram is signing a three-year, $15 million deal and joins former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas in free agents who have signed with the black and purple.

Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Ingram appeared in 106 games over eight seasons carrying the ball 1,338 times for 6,007 yards (4.5 avg.) and 50 touchdowns while recording 228 receptions for 1,598 yards and five touchdowns. The Saints' all-time leader in rushing touchdowns, Ingram is tied for second in Saints history in total touchdowns and ranks fifth in total yards from scrimmage (7,605).  

Sharing the workload with fellow running back Alvin Kamara the last two seasons, Ingram finished 2018 with 138 carries for 645 yards, averging 4.7 yards per carry and six touchdowns. 

The 29-year-old is expected to join Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon in the Ravens' backfield. Ty Montgomery and Javorius Allen are both unrestricted free agents. 

Whether Ingram will be the Ravens' No. 1 back Week 1 is to be determined. Back in February, head coach John Harbaugh said Edwards was their "No.1 running back going in,' but that "We’re going to put some competition in there for him, too, and we’ll see how he responds to it.”

NBC Sports Washington's Rachel Hopmayer contributed to this story.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Go inside the mind of GM Eric DeCosta ahead of 2019 NFL Draft

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Go inside the mind of GM Eric DeCosta ahead of 2019 NFL Draft

Good morning. We are officially one day away from the 2019 NFL Draft.

Here is the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. General manager Eric DeCosta will walk into the Ravens' draft room Thursday night and hold the reins as he leads his first-ever NFL Draft. Working alongside Ozzie Newsome since 2004, DeCosta first envisioned himself as a general manager when he was just six-years-old. So, how has he been preparing for one of the biggest days of his life? Click here for some insight on DeCosta's road to GM. 

2. Fans and experts have kept a close eye on potential wide receivers for the Ravens in this year's draft. Considering those prospects have yet to play a snap in the NFL, who can we compare them to that have? NFL.com's Lance Zierlein did the comparing for us. 

D.K. Metcalf of Ole Miss most resembles Josh Gordon, Marquise Brown of Oklahoma resembles DeSean Jackson and Parris Campbell of Ohio State resembles Percy Harvin. Click here for the full list

3. In AFC North news, the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger are reportedly close to agreeing to a contract extension, according to sources of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The extension would make him one of the highest paid players in the NFL, once again.


Looking Ahead:

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get long-term deal done with designated franchise tag player

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens exercise 2020 fifth-year option on 2016 first-round pick Ronnie Stanley

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens exercise 2020 fifth-year option on 2016 first-round pick Ronnie Stanley

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could forget that the 2019 NFL Draft is just two days away.

Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Ravens have exercised the 2020 fifth-year option on LT Ronnie Stanley, according to a league source of ESPN's Field Yates. The Ravens' 2016 first round pick, Stanley has started 42 games in three seasons.

2. Part of the pre-NFL draft fun that goes on in the months leading up to the big weekend is re-drafting previous drafts. Bleacher Report's Chris Roling re-drafted the 2018 NFL Draft and have the Ravens selecting two completely different players.

Instead of TE Hayden Hurst at No. 25, Roling has the Ravens selecting TE Chris Herndon out of Miami.

"For the sake of value, the re-draft move is Miami's Chris Herndon," Roling said. "He slipped to the New York Jets in the fourth round yet put up 39 catches for 502 yards and four scores and is two-and-a-half years younger than Hurst."

And instead of QB Lamar Jackson, he has the Ravens picking LB Harold Landry out of Boston College.

"Landry, a second-round pick by Tennessee, flashed with 4.5 sacks over 15 games (three starts) as a rookie and earned a much bigger role heading into next season," Roling said. "He seems like a natural fit in a Baltimore front thanks to his ability to rush from all over the field, fitting a multiple look, and could produce in those spots freed up by players who left on the open market."

3. We knew who the Ravens would be facing in the preseason and when, but now we know what time. The Ravens' preseason matchups with the Jaguars, Packers, Eagles and Redskins will all take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. 


Looking Ahead:

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get long-term deal done with designated franchise tag player

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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