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Steelers News: Melvin Ingram Makes Free Agent Visit

Larry Rupp
Defensive end Melvin Ingram is making a free agent visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Defensive end Melvin Ingram is making a free agent visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Harry How/Getty Images

NFL training camps are set to begin soon across the league, but a number of veteran free agents remain unsigned for the 2021 season. Well, that could change soon as defensive end Melvin Ingram is making a free-agent visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday afternoon.

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Ingram was not re-signed by the Los Angeles Chargers this offseason despite playing all nine of his NFL seasons with the team. The 32-year-old playmaker took part in just seven games last year due to knee injuries and racked up 10 tackles, 5 QB hits, 2 pass breakups and an interception.

It's not shocking to see the Steelers express interest in the three-time Pro Bowler as they have an obvious need for depth at the position. Ingram has posted 49.0 sacks as well as 70 tackles for loss in his career and should be motivated to prove he still has some gas left in the tank.

There wouldn't be much risk involved here for Pittsburgh as long as they can sign him for cheap. Pairing the former first-round pick up with starter T.J. Watt would give the team a scary duo on a defense that already averaged a league-high 3.3 sacks per game in 2020.

Reports say Ingram is also receiving interest from teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins. It'll be interesting to see if his visit to Pittsburgh ends with a contract agreement or not.

For now, the Steelers have odds set at +170 to make the playoffs and odds set at +4400 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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