One player who has not been around during the start of the New Orleans Saints’ voluntary OTAs is running back Mark Ingram, who is not expected to participate next week either.

However, head coach Sean Payton expects Ingram, whom he has kept in touch with, to attend when mandatory practices begin.

“He won’t miss the mandatory minicamp,” Payton said, per Herbie Teope of “He’s indicated he’ll be here for that.”

The team’s mandatory minicamp takes place June 12-14.