Mark Ingram’s latest comments to reporters about his potential move to Kansas City were a stark departure from the tone he took last season when he said he wanted to return to Baltimore.
“I’m not looking to go back home.
That’s not what it’s about.
I just want to go home,” Ingram said Tuesday.
“If I go back to Baltimore, I want to stay in Baltimore.
I love the city.
I want the city to be great again.
Thats what I want.”
Ingram has already been signed to a contract extension with the Ravens, but he said last week that he could potentially play out the rest of the season in Baltimore, which would make it a no-brainer for the Chiefs to sign him to a new contract.
“Thats what we have to focus on and we have time to do that, but I think it’s a whole different ball game than it was last year,” Ingram told reporters.
“You have to understand, there is nothing that can be done with us right now.
You know, it’s not like we can do anything.
Ingram also said that he would like to sign with the 49ers, although he did not elaborate on what he would do if he did. “
So, I think its going to be a great year for me.”
Ingram also said that he would like to sign with the 49ers, although he did not elaborate on what he would do if he did.
If Ingram does leave Baltimore, the Ravens would be the only team he could realistically play for, although they would likely have a need for a tight end.
They have two on-field targets, including Justin Blackmon, who has struggled to stay healthy after having his contract picked up in March.
Blackmon has had six games with three catches for 19 yards, and it would make sense for the Ravens to try to keep him, as the 49er’s tight ends coach, Tony Banks, is known for working with tight ends.
The Ravens also have Deonte Thompson and Terrell Suggs, who both are locked up for at least the next two seasons, but could be free agents.