By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram couldn't wait to get back after serving a four-game suspension to start the regular season.
The month-long absence marked the first time in Ingram's career he's been away from a team at any level. So, it is easy to understand Ingram's anxiety, especially when considering he had to watch from afar on game days as the Saints posted a 3-1 record without him.
"[Sundays] sucked, yeah, they weren't cool," Ingram told reporters Thursday on his time away from the team, via the Saints' official website. "But we were winning games; it made it better. So, I was excited to see us winning and playing well, and just being able to get back with these guys and be with the team, of course, it was something I was looking forward to every day."
Now that he's back, Ingram has no doubt how he will feel on his return to action Monday night.
"I'm going to be excited, for sure, I've had a lot of stuff pent up and built up," he said. "I'm ready to go. I'm hungry and ready to play ball." ...
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