Melvin Ingram Signs With Miami Dolphins

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Edge rusher Melvin Ingram has signed a deal with the Miami Dolphins. Ingram started the 2021 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers but was traded midway through to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Melvin Ingram Signs Deal With Miami Dolphins

Melvin Ingram had a semi-eventful season in 2021. He started out initially with the Steelers but did not get many opportunities with them, getting only one start in six games. During that time he was in on only 10 tackles and had one sack. He was traded at the start of November to the Chiefs. He had a bigger role in Kansas City, getting six starts in nine games, and finishing with 15 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.

Ingram played football in college at the University of South Carolina from 2007 to 2011. In his final year, he was given First-Team All-SEC and consensus All-American honors. In 2012 he was drafted 18th overall by the Los Angeles Chargers (then in San Diego). His career got off to a shaky start; after a decent rookie season, he struggled with injuries, playing only 13 games from 2013 to 2014.

His breakout as a pass-rusher came in 2015 when he finished with 10.5 sacks. The following year the Chargers drafted Joey Bosa, and the two formed a fearsome pass-rushing duo. Ingram by himself had an impressive run from 2015 to 2019, racking up a total of 46 sacks in those five years. He made the Pro Bowl three straight years from 2017 to 2019. The tide turned in the other direction for him in 2020 when he missed nine games due to injury and failed to record any sacks, which marked the end of his tenure with the Chargers.

Thus far in his career, Ingram has a total of 385 combined tackles (277 solo), 51 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, seven recoveries (including one touchdown), three interceptions, and 29 pass deflections.

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