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Chiefs Could Steal Veteran Pass-Rusher From Divisional Rival in Free Agency

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs could steal talent away from a divisional rival this NFL offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs could steal talent away from a divisional rival this NFL offseason. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The NFL offseason is full of impactful free agent signings and the Kansas City Chiefs are in the thick of the action. Although they've been busy pursuing offensive upgrades, they could poach a veteran pass-rusher from a divisional rival to get better on defense.

Melvin Ingram Chiefs Rumors

KC is scheduled to host Melvin Ingram for a visit. The veteran has been on the Los Angeles Chargers for the last nine seasons.

While Ingram made the Pro Bowl in three straight seasons from 2017-19, he struggled in 2020, playing in just seven games due to a knee injury while posting 10 tackles and 0 sacks. However, this is a great spot for the Chiefs to add an experienced player while also not breaking the bank to do so.

Ingram could have a bounce-back season and would address an area of need for the Chiefs at the pass-rusher position. The team loses both Alex Okafor and Tanoh Kpassagnon to free agency this offseason and the Chiefs need to ensure they have the defensive depth necessary to compete.

Prior to last season, Ingram racked up at least 43 tackles and 7.0 sacks in five straight seasons. He still has some gas left in the tank and would create havoc for any opposing offensive line by pairing up with Frank Clark and Taco Charlton in 2021.

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