New Orleans Saints running back “Mark Ingram II” was placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list on Wednesday.
Ingram’s entry was one of several posted on the NFL transaction thread for the Saints (5-7) who will play against the New York Jets (3-9) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Also for New Orleans, defensive back CJ Gardner-Johnson was assigned to return from the injured reserve, and guard James Carpenter and tackle Jerald Hawkins were added to the practice squad.
Ingram, the Saints’ all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, played in the team’s most recent game, a 27-17 loss to Dallas on December 2. He will become the second Saint to join the Reserve/Covid-19 list. this week; defensive end “Cameron Jordan” was placed on the list Monday. Ingram, the Saints’ second-greatest rusher, has 233 yards and a touchdown on 55 carries in five games with New Orleans this season.
Gardner-Johnson is poised to return to the field after missing the last four games. He last played on November 7, against Atlanta.