Ingram: ‘You have to take care of the football’

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: Linebacker Ramik Wilson #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles running back Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints during the second half on October 23, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Saints running back Mark Ingram said Wednesday that his fumbles in back to back games, including one that was returned for a touchdown against Seattle, “don’t define him as a player.”

Ingram spoke with reporters Wednesday after practice at the Saints facility.

Ingram said he spoke with head coach Sean Payton Wednesday.

And, he said he's glad the fumble against Seattle "didn't cost us the game."

Ingram did not return to Sunday's game after the fumble. Veteran running back Tim Hightower rushed for 102 yards on 26 carries in a 25-20 win over Seattle.

Saints at 49ers this Sunday.