Los Angeles Chargers Roster News: Another Joey Bosa Dilemma Prevented as Melvin Ingram Agrees to Four-Year Pact
The Los Angeles Chargers roster will have one of its star players for a few more seasons. Nearly a year after dealing with contract issues that involved Joey Bosa, the team learned its lesson. On Sunday, it was announced that an agreement for a new deal was reached with Melvin Ingram.
According to NFL.com, Ingram's new contract keeps him in Los Angeles for four more years. It will earn the edge rusher $66 million ($42 million guaranteed). The report added that if the Chargers failed to give him a new pact, he was set to play under the linebacker tender which was just worth $14 million for the 2017 NFL season. It was mentioned that this would have jeopardized his stay in the City of Angels.
Last month, there were reports that Ingram was willing to skip minicamp and training camp if Los Angeles does not grant him a long-term contract. Now, that is no longer a problem for the Chargers.
Ingram was Los Angeles' 18th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 28-year-old's first three years with the Chargers was a bit rocky and a major factor to this was his bout with injuries. However, in the past two seasons, he bounced back.
In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Ingram did not miss a game. Last season, some of his numbers experienced a minor dip but overall he had a great outing for Los Angeles. He recorded 60 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, five pass deflections, and six stuffs.
With Ingram's contract situation already settled, the Chargers can focus on the upcoming training camp. They surely want to have a splendid season, especially since the franchise moved back to Los Angeles. The Chargers have missed the NFL Playoffs for four consecutive seasons.
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