Vikings losing Latavius Murray, Tay Train expected to sign with Saints

Vikings losing Latavius Murray, Tay Train expected to sign with Saints

Vikings losing Latavius Murray, Tay Train expected to sign with Saints

According to Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter of ESPN, Baltimore is adding former Saints running back Mark Ingram on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

Earl Thomas, a six-time Pro-Bowler who was part of some of the best defenses in team history, saw his nine-year tenure with the Seahawks come to an end when free agency began, agreeing to terms on a contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Thomas missed all but four games last season after suffering a broken leg against the Arizona Cardinals in September.

A first-round pick in 2010, Thomas was part of Seahawks defenses that led the National Football League in scoring defense for four straight seasons from 2012 to 2015, a feat never before accomplished during the Super Bowl era.

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That deep defensive backfield oozing with talent will be especially important as Baltimore considers how to defend AFC North opponents with Pro Bowl-caliber wideouts, like the Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Bengals' A.J. Green and Browns' addition Odell Beckham Jr.

Ingram makes sense as an Eagles target, and perhaps now this will motivate them to pursue the 29-year-old. The coveted impending free agent safety is about to be off the market. Can he command respect from teammates the same way Weddle, Mosley and Suggs did?

Last season, Ingram rushed 138 times for 645 yards and seven touchdowns. Now, with Ingram on the way out as an unrestricted free agent, the Saints are set to put Minnesota Vikings free agent running back Latavius Murray in his place. We watched the duo of Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon, and Ty Montgomery combine for 5.43 yards per carry with Jackson under center, which isn't all that surprising because mobile quarterbacks will essentially remove a defender out of the box due to them (usually a safety or linebacker) being a QB spy. His 228 career receptions also show he's the most capable pass-catching running back the team has employed since Ray Rice. He also received a $3.4 million signing bonus, which is divided evenly over each year.

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