Steelers Have Engaged In Trade Talks Regarding OLB Melvin Ingram

According to Ian Rapoport, the Steelers have gotten trade inquiries regarding veteran DE Melvin Ingram and appear to have engaged in some talks. 

Melvin Ingram

Rapoport says Ingram’s playing time has been a little inconsistent and Pittsburgh has shown a willingness to move the veteran. He was playing on a minimum base salary, making him an attractive option to other teams. 

Rapoport also points out the Chiefs are one of the teams that needs edge rushing help and they showed a fair amount of interest in Ingram this offseason. 

Ingram, 32, 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 played out that deal and signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Steelers for 2021. 

In 2021, Ingram has appeared in six games for the Steelers and recorded 10 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, and one pass defense. 

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