Steelers ‘In The Hunt’ For Pass Rusher, Hosting Melvin Ingram


Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers are hosting free agent pass rusher Melvin Ingram for a visit on Monday. 

Pittsburgh could use additional depth at outside linebacker, so signing Ingram would make a lot of sense if the two sides can find the right fit. 

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Steelers are “in the hunt” for pass rush help right now. 

"<strongAccording to La Canfora, the Steelers had interest in Justin Houston, but he says this “does not appear to be a match.”

La Canfora adds that the Steelers will host free agent Melvin Ingram for a visit this week and possibly others. 

Ingram visited with the Dolphins in May and met with the Chiefs this past March. 

His market should pick up in the coming days/weeks now that training camps are set to open very soon. 

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’s currently testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent. 

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

We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.

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