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Mark Ingram’s heartfelt goodbye message to fans ahead of release from Ravens

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Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram was notably a healthy scratch for the team’s eventual loss at the hands of the surging Buffalo Bills this past weekend, with the AFC North franchise going with the tandem of rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards in the backfield.

With Ingram’s stint as a member of the Ravens set to come to an end on Tuesday, the veteran rusher has already released a heartfelt message for Ravens fans.

“Thank you Mr.Bisciotti and the Ravens for being a first class organization,” Mark Ingram wrote on Twitter. “I love the real ones in flock nation that supported me and showed luv! My blood brothers, whats understood Ain gotta be explained. Best is still ahead, cant wait! Watch God work.”

The 31-year-old Ingram was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Alabama, where he infamously won the Heisman Trophy. After spending the first eight seasons of his NFL playing career in New Orleans, Ingram then spent the last two seasons as a member of the Ravens en route to instantly becoming a positive influence on and off the field.

Ingram’s presence in the locker room and as a team leader from the jump did not go unnoticed in Baltimore, as he will no doubt remain a fan-favorite despite his relatively short stint with the organization.

In his first go-round with the Ravens in 2019-20, Ingram helped lead Baltimore to a stellar 14-2 regular season record, good for the top seed in the AFC. The veteran running back also tallied 1,018 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns via the ground game in 2019 before adding 299 rushing yards and three more rushing touchdowns in 2020.