Pittsburgh Steelers sign three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Melvin Ingram
The Pittsburgh Steelers are adding a little bit more juice to their pass rush ahead of training camp.
The Steelers signed former Los Angeles Chargers standout Melvin Ingram to a one-year contract. The team officially announced the move Tuesday.
Ingram, 32, was held without a sack in seven games last season while being hampered by 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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Pittsburgh's veterans are scheduled to report to training camp on Wednesday.
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