June 11, 2017
The Chargers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Melvin Ingram. Ingram is one of the team’s top pass rushers.
The contract is worth $66 million with $42 million guaranteed. He had a 10.5-sack season in 2015 and 8.0 more last year with 60 tackles.
The Chargers placed the franchise tag on Ingram in late February. Since negotiations had stalled, Ingram hasn’t taken part in any of the team’s voluntary offseason activities, working out in Florida on his own instead.
“We know Melvin was a priority with us this offseason … the position he plays, what he’s done for us — pass rushers are very important in this league,” GM Tom Telesco said. “If we didn’t have Melvin Ingram, we’d have a pretty big hole as a pass rusher. It was important to get him back with us.”
Ingram is expected in San Diego on Monday to take a physical and sign the contract, clearing the way for his participation at minicamp. He should also be ready for the start of training camp come the end of July.