May 19, 2010

Saints agree to terms with SLB Ingram

Linebacker Clint Ingram, a veteran of Gregg Williams' Jacksonville defense two years ago, has reportedly agreed to sign with the Saints.



The Saints lost starting strongside linebacker Scott Fujita in the offseason to Cleveland.

Ingram is a productive veteran, experienced outside linebacker.  He had a solid rookie season but hasn't improved much since.

The story on Ingram, a former third round pick out of Oklahoma, was that he was a steady but unremarkable linebacker, and that has held true.  Injuries have prevented him from ever finishing a complete season, and he ended last season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Injuries have prevented him from ever finishing a complete season, and he ended last season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Like many Saints restricted free agents who haven't signed their tenders, Ingram also opted to not sign his one-year RFA offer and instead sign an injury agreement and continue to work out with his team.

Ingram, a third year restricted free agent, was originally tendered by the Jaguars, who acquired Raiders MLB Kirk Morrison in a draft-day trade, sending Ingram to the bench and then, off the roster. The Jaguars withdrew their tender offer, making Ingram an unrestricted free agent immediately.  He doesn't count against the Saints' restrictions on signing free agents because of the Final Eight rules.

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