Saints running back Mark Ingram to have a salary cap charge of $2 million in 2015 _lowres

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) holds the football after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 1-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)


Details on Mark Ingram’s contract with the Saints are starting to roll in.

According to details released by The National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, Ingram’s four-year, $16 million deal contains $7.6 million in guaranteed money and comes with a $3.6 million signing bonus. It also contains an annual workout bonus of $100,000.

He will receive base salaries of $1 million, $3 million, $3 million and $4 million over the life of the contract, respectively.

The deal contains $500,000 roster bonuses in 2017 and 2018. He also has salary escalators worth up to $200,000 and $400,000 in 2016 and 2017 for rushing yards.

The last year of the deal voids if Ingram makes the Pro Bowl between 2015-2017 or is an All-Pro in 2017.

So, doing some basic math, it appears Ingram will have a cap charge of $2 million in the first season. The team saved $1.735 million by releasing running back Pierre Thomas last week.

The cap charges jump to $4 million, $4.5 million and $5.5 million in the ensuing years.

So, in terms of the cap, Ingram basically takes Thomas’ place in 2015.