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Saints News, 2/27/15: Could Flooded RB Market Lower Mark Ingram’s Price Tag?

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From Mike Triplett: New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram did just about everything he could last season to boost his value heading into free agency. But I still think it’s possible that Ingram can remain in an affordable price range for the Saints to keep him (maybe less than $4 million per year) -- especially as the free-agent market continues to get flooded with veterans released around the league.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Could flooded RB market lower Mark Ingram&#39;s price tag? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/XWjN2arFMa">http://t.co/XWjN2arFMa</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/571295489418596352">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Falcons release Harry Douglas <a href="http://t.co/kMDYSA5Dtf">http://t.co/kMDYSA5Dtf</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/571327512875298816">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Two more veteran WRs released this am: Brian Hartline and Harry Douglas. Free-agent WR group grows.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/571327876093628416">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seems like he hurt the Saints every year. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, per league source.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/571325312237232128">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat">@TheSaintsBeat</a>: As Junior Galette&#39;s giant bonus looms, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> face tough decisions. Story (and flow chart!): <a href="http://t.co/BOkeSsZH2N">http://t.co/BOkeSsZH2N</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/571325622292746240">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had fun tonight w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/WATAAH">@WATAAH</a> team. Celebrating 5yrs of great work by <a href="https://twitter.com/PHAnews">@PHAnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PHASummit?src=hash">#PHASummit</a> <a href="http://t.co/tOPRLTHEZR">pic.twitter.com/tOPRLTHEZR</a></p>&mdash; Marques Colston (@MarquesColston) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarquesColston/status/571164485987270656">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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