Melvin Ingram III
DE - KC
This Week Outlook
Veteran pass-rusher Melvin Ingram III asked for a trade from the Steelers in the past month due to a lack of playing time. Now he's been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 6th round draft pick.
Ingram brings a high-quality rotational pass rusher to the Cheifs who have been looking for defensive talent. At a very low price, Ingram looks to be an instant contributor to the Chiefs front 7.
Melvin Ingram, who has been battling a groin injury, has been ruled out for Week 8.
Ingram's playing time had been trending down in recent weeks and he had expressed unhappiness with his role. He has just 10 tackles and one sack on the year, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the Pittsburgh defense.
Pass-rusher Melvin Ingram III signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers need help with their pass-rush after losing Bud Dupree to the Titans in free agency. Although he's only 32, Ingram is in the decline stage of his career. He finished last year with zero sacks in seven games and was placed on IR on two separate occasions. Still, this is a good move for both Ingram, and the Steelers as their deeply experienced coaching staff knows how to get the best out of veterans. Expect Ingram to be a situational pass rusher splitting time with Alex Highsmith and serving as depth behind TJ Watt.
Free-agent OLB/DE Melvin Ingram III will reportedly visit the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
The departure of Bud Dupree left a gap in Pittsburgh's edge rush, and Ingram could potentially fill that void. The three-time Pro Bowler spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the Chargers. Before his injury-riddled 2020 season, Ingram had five straight seasons with at least seven sacks. The 32-year old could be a good fit opposite of T.J. Watt, but he may not be the only option - with the Steelers rumored to have interest in former Chiefs edge rusher Justin Houston as well.
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that FA DE Melvin Ingram III is visiting the Dolphins.
The 31-year old will look to play for a new team this upcoming season. He has spent his entire career with the Chargers. Ingram only appeared in seven games in 2020. No matter where he ends up, he will be a huge addition to any defense.