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RB Mark Ingram, LB Will Herring Placed on Injured Reserve

Saints running back Mark Ingram and linebacker Will Herring have been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

The Saints traded back into the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft to select the former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Alabama. Ingram’s rookie season will end after rushing for 474 yards and five touchdowns on 122 carries.

Herring sustained a sprained MCL during the regular season finale. A free agent addition after the lockout, the former Seattle Seahawks linebacker had nine tackles, four on special teams, and an interception in his first season with the Saints.

To replace Ingram and Herring, the Saints are expected to add linebacker Nate Bussey from the practice squad, with offensive guard/center Eric Olsen being signed off the Washington Redskins’ practice squad. Olsen was offered a “Reserve/Futures” contract by the Redskins, but chose instead to join the Saints’ 53-man roster for the post-season and likely beyond.

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