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Saints don't pick up Ingram option

Updated: May 3, 2014, 2:26 PM ET
By Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

As expected, the New Orleans Saints did not exercise their fifth-year option on running back Mark Ingram, a league source confirmed.

That means Ingram will be a free agent following this season.

It doesn't, however, mean that the Saints are down on Ingram. They're still high on the potential of the former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft choice from Alabama -- especially after his strong finish to the 2013 season.

However, it would have cost $5.2 million ...

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