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Fleur-de-Links, April 18: Mark Ingram changes agents before contract year

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Ingram is probably angling for his last big payday as a pro.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) chats with teammates during pregame warmups before kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) chats with teammates during pregame warmups before kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Word on the Street

Saints' Mark Ingram switches agents heading into contract year | NOLA.com
Ingram is entering the final year of his contract

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Lagniappe

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Gil Brandt provides his list of the top 150 prospects ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Can anyone top Saquon Barkley? Where does Bradley Chubb fall?