Chargers Place DE Melvin Ingram On Injured Reserve, Activate CB Chris Harris Jr.

The Los Angeles Chargers announced that they have placed DE Melvin Ingram on the injured reserve and activated CB Chris Harris Jr. in a corresponding roster move. 

This marks the second time that Ingram has, unfortunately, landed on the Chargers’ injured reserve this season. 

Ingram, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.39 million rookie contract that included 7.61 million guaranteed before the Chargers picked up his fifth-year option that paid him $7,751,000 for the 2017 season.

The Chargers placed the franchise tag on Ingram in 2017 before later signing him to a four-year, $66 million contract with $42 million guaranteed. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

Now the second time he’s been on IR this season, Ingram first landed on the injured list in late-September and returned in Week 8. 

In 2020, Ingram has appeared in seven games and recorded 10 total tackles, five tackles for loss, no sacks, and one interception. 

Harris, 31, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2011. He has played all seven years of his NFL career in Denver.

Harris was entering the final year of his five-year, $42.5 million contract and set to make a base salary of $7.8 million for the 2019 season when Denver signed him to a new, one-year, $12.05 million deal last year. 

From there, Harris agreed to a two-year deal worth more than $20 million this past March. 

He landed on Los Angeles’ injured reserve in late September and was designated to return over a week ago, so he was expected to get officially activated. 

In 2020, Harris has appeared in three games for the Chargers and recorded 15 tackles, no interceptions, and a pass defense.


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