Mark Ingram (#28) continues to impress in training camp (Photo: Parker Waters).
METAIRIE - Inclement weather chased the team indoors Sunday afternoon and prevented hundreds of fans from watching practice. The team is off Monday and will return toÂ practiceÂ outdoors at 4 p.m. Tuesday (open to the public)Â in preparation for their pre-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at 7 p.m. Friday at the Superdome.
RookieÂ running back Mark Ingram continues to impress. He turned a routine off-tackle play into a 50-yard touchdown run during practice Sunday, beatingÂ defensiveÂ backs safety Malcolm Jenkins and Patrick Robinson to the left pylon. Jenkins lunged at Ingram inside the 10 but missed with a shoestring tackle.
â€œIâ€™m just competitive,â€™â€™ Jenkins said of his futile chase that left him and Robinson sprawled on the ground. â€œIâ€™d run that far, so I might as well try to get him down. I didnâ€™t want to hurt him so IÂ didnâ€™tÂ dive on him. I just tried to click his heels. Itâ€™s our competitive nature. We just want to win. He showed me a little more speed than I thought. Heâ€™s definitely an explosive player, just the way he gets in and out of holes and in and out of his cuts.â€™â€™
STILL SIDELINED: RB Chris Ivory (foot), CB Tracy Porter (knee) and DE Greg Romeus (knee) remain on the Failed Physical list.
DID NOT PRACTICE: LB Ezra Butler (hamstring), WR Jarred Fayson (ankle), WR Adrian Arrington (ankle), CB Fabian Washington (hamstring), T Alex Barron (knee), WR Marques Colston (knee), DT Mitch King (heart/chest). LB Ramon Humber (quadriceps) and CB Johnny Patrick (wrist)Â sustained minor injuries during practice.