Pittsburgh Steelers sign former Pro Bowler Melvin Ingram to 1-year, $5M deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Los Angeles Chargers Melvin Ingram to a one-year contract. Ingram, 32, was held without a sack in seven games last season despite a knee ailment that eventually landed him on injured reserve. The 6-2, 247-pound edge rusher was a Pro Bowl pick in each of the previous three seasons and averaged nearly nine sacks per year from 2015-19.

The Steelers led the NFL in sacks last season with 56 but lost starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree to the Tennessee Titans in free agency. Alex Highsmith, a third-round pick who started the final five games last season as a rookie after Dupree tore his anterior cruciate ligament, had been set to take over the role working opposite star pass rusher T.J. Watt.

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