FLINT – Mark Ingram is on the move again.
The Flint native was among five players released by the Baltimore Ravens after they were knocked out of the NFL playoffs following a 17-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Ingram, 31, is coming off the least productive season of his 10-year NFL career. He started nine of 11 games and rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns while catching six passes for 50 yards. He did not appear in either of the Ravens’ two playoff games this season.
His rushing numbers this year were the fewest since his third NFL season in 2013, when he rushed for 386 yards and one TD with the New Orleans Saints.
Ingram’s production dropped sharply after his first season in Baltimore, when he rushed for 1,018 yards while tying a franchise record with 15 touchdowns. That marked his third 1,000-plus rushing season in four seasons and earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl for the third time.
Ingram spent the last two seasons with Baltimore after signing with the Ravens as a free agent. He spent the first eight years of his career in New Orleans after being the Saints first-round pick (28th overall) in the 2011 draft. He won the 2009 Heisman Trophy while at Alabama.
In a Twitter post, Ingram thanked the Ravens for “being a first class organization” and promised the “best is still ahead.”
In 10 NFL seasons, Ingram has rushed for 7,324 yards and 62 touchdowns. He also has 260 receptions and 10 more TDs.
In addition to Ingram, the Ravens also released quarterback Robert Griffin III, cornerbacks Tramon Williams and DaVontae Harris, and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas.
Ingram played high school football at Flint Southwestern Academy and Grand Blanc.