No team ran the ball more than Baltimore since Jackson took over for the since-departed Joe Flacco, and Ingram should flourish as a featured back after sharing the load with Alvin Kamara in New Orleans.
With Murray in tow, New Orleans will move on from veteran running back Mark Ingram.
Stating he was looking for a starting job somewhere in the National Football League, it is a bit surprising to see Murray go to the Saints where he will be in what should be a lopsided timeshare with Alvin Kamara instead of pushing for a featured gig.
The Ingram deal is three years worth $15 million.
49ers, Chiefs agree to terms on Dee Ford deal
Ford was rated as the top edge rusher by Pro Football Focus a year ago , and you don't let that kind of talent go voluntarily. For the 49ers, adding a premium edge rusher - or two - has always been at the top of their offseason shopping list.
He has 3,698 career rushing yards, averaging 4.1 per carry, posted 1,066 yards on the ground in 2015, when he was selected to his only Pro Bowl.
The Ravens' leading rusher in 2018 was Gus Edwards, who ran for 718 yards and two touchdowns on 137 carries as an undrafted rookie. While Ingram isn't exactly known as a receiving back, he also added 21 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown for New Orleans last season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news Wednesday afternoon. Thomas, a six-time Pro Bowler, was in a contract dispute with Seattle last offseason and broke his leg in the fourth game of the season, giving the Seahawks sideline the middle finger as he was carted off.
Although Murray went into the 2017 season as the Vikings' backup running back, he ended up starting 11 games after Cook went down with an ACL injury in Week 5. He has spent his entire nine-year career with the Seattle Seahawks, one of the leaders of a defense that has perennially been among the NFL's best.