Austin Johnson replaces Mark Ingram on Saints roster


Austin Johnson has been added to the New Orleans Saints’ 53-man roster from the practice squad to replace injured running back Mark Ingram.

With Mark Ingram done for the season due to a shoulder injury, the New Orleans Saints have added fullback Austin Johnson from the practice squad to the official roster.

Undrafted out of Tennessee in 2012, Austin Johnson spent his first season on the Baltimore Ravens‘ practice squad before taking his talents to New Orleans in 2013.  He made his debut last September against the Atlanta Falcons before suffering a Week 8 knee injury and being placed on injured reserve.

The clear favorite to make the team at training camp earlier this year, Johnson didn’t see any playing time after Week 6.  The Saints released him in early November but added him back to the practice squad once he cleared waivers.  New Orleans signed rookie running back Bronson Hill of Eastern Michigan to fill the vacancy on the practice squad left by Johnson.