Saints RB Trey Edmunds eager to step up in Ingram's absence

(WVUE) - The four-game suspension of Saints running back Mark Ingram has exposed a lack of experienced depth at the position. NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara is likely to assume the lion's share of the workload, but behind him, the next option is Trey Edmunds.

In his first year out of Virginia Tech, Edmunds made the roster as an undrafted free agent due to his special teams ability. He went on to play more than 60% of the Saints' special teams snaps, but also got nine carries, all against Buffalo, including one which he took 41 yards for a touchdown.

Speaking to reporters this week at a charity event, Edmunds said, "What I'm going to do is what I was going to do anyway. Just go out there, work hard and improve my game in all aspects, offensively and special teams. I don't know too much about the situation suspension-wise, but I just hope the best for Mark because he's a great friend and better teammate."

Ingram has already appealed his suspension and it was upheld, but his agent is awaiting a written copy of the arbitrator's ruling.

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