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Report: Ravens to release Mark Ingram on Tuesday

The Ravens are getting younger at the running back position.

Running back Mark Ingram II #21 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during the Baltimore Ravens Training Camp at Under Armour Performance Center Baltimore Ravens on August 17, 2020 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

UPDATE: Mark Ingram tweeted thanks to the Ravens for his time in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Ravens are going to release running back Mark Ingram on Tuesday following their elimination from the 2021 NFL Playoffs, per Adam Schefter. The team will clear $5 million in salary cap space and carry $1,333,334 in dead money in 2021.

Ingram was inactive for four of the team’s final four games, including both playoff games. The Ravens drafted JK Dobbins in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and he emerged as a regular presence in the backfield. Dobbins and Gus Edwards split carries, with ten apiece in the team’s Divisional round loss. Dobbins is the one with long-term upside, but Edwards won’t be going away easily.

Once Ingram is released he will be able to hit the open market and sign with a new team as soon as he can. He will not have to wait for the March start of free agency to find a new home. He will likely not be a No. 1 starter wherever he lands, but he could end up in a 1a or otherwise complementary role.