New Orleans Saints first-round draft pick Mark Ingram, is eager to play with another former Heisman Trophy winner, Reggie Bush, in the same backfield. Frank Tadych, of, has the story, below.

Former Alabama Crimson Tide, and current New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram

It might surprise some that one of the Saints who wants Reggie Bush to remain with the team is the player whose presence makes him expendable — first-round draft pick Mark Ingram.

But such is the case. The running backs have known each other for a couple of years, according to Ingram, and have spoken about the issue. They even were on the same flight to Los Angeles this week — a trip that includes Ingram’s visit to the NFL Network studios and a Friday appearance on “NFL Total Access” (7 p.m. ET).