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Report: Mark Ingram to sign one-year deal with Houston Texans

RB Mark Ingram has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans worth up to $3 million. He joins fellow veteran RB David Johnson in the backfield.

Mark Ingram II of the Baltimore Ravens reacts on the sidelines against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Free agent running back Mark Ingram has found a new home, and a new opportunity to compete for a starting job. The Houston Texans have signed Ingram, according to Adam Schefter.

Ingram had a resurgent year in 2020 and ran for 1.018 yards and 10 scores in his first season with the Baltimore Ravens. He fell off the face of the Earth in 2021 following the arrival of Ohio State product J.K. Dobbins, though. Ingram logged a career-low 72 carries for 299 yards and two scores while hauling in six passes for 50 yards. The 31-year-old will look to re-establish himself as a legitimate threat with his new team and will push fellow vet David Johnson for touches.

This news comes following the release of RB Duke Johnson in late February and a restructured contract for new teammate David Johnson to kick off March. Johnson’s deal was restructured as a one-year contract worth up to $6 million with $4.25 million guaranteed. Johnson posted 1,005 scrimmage yards and 8 TDs in his first season with the Texans, a product of the team’s notorious exchange with the Cardinals last March, where they traded away star wideout DeAndre Hopkins.