Mark Ingram, repeatedly called heartbeat of Saints, surprises team at airport after win (1 Viewer)

Advocate Staff Report

It sounds like New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is anxious to rejoin the team.

The popular running back, who was suspended for the season's first month, greeted the team at the airport after its flight landed from New York around midnight, a source told The Advocate. The Saints defeated the Giants, 33-18, on Sunday.

Repeatedly called by various players the "heartbeat" of the team, Ingram has a been a noticeable missing piece for New Orleans, even after its 3-1 start.

"Getting Marky Mark back is going to be great," quarterback Drew Brees said after the game.

NBC Sports' Peter King reports Ingram hugged coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis. And Ingram and teammate Alvin Kamara were the last two to leave the airport. ...

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