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Chargers holding out hope for Melvin Ingram

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The Chargers put a couple of guys on injured reserve Monday.

The fact that neither of them happened to be Melvin Ingram can only be a good sign.

The second-year outside linebacker suffered a torn ACL in May, and they’re holding out hope he can return at some point this season.

That’s why they placed him on the reserve-PUP list, which makes him ineligible for the first six weeks of the season, but opens the door for a return later in the year.

That’s perhaps optimistic, but as long as there’s a chance, it at least gives Ingram more incentive in his rehab.

The team also announced that a pair of rookies — fifth-round cornerback Steve Williams and undrafted defensive tackle Byron Jerideau were going on IR. That moves their roster to 78, meaning they have three more moves to make before tomorrow’s deadline.

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10 Responses to “Chargers holding out hope for Melvin Ingram”
  1. alwaysright1981 says: Aug 26, 2013 4:08 PM

    This should be titled, “Another Reason Denver Will Stomp the Division to Pieces.”

  2. vaughnjoe says: Aug 26, 2013 4:08 PM

    Come on Mel lets get back in there!

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 4:13 PM

    You remember Melvin Ingram….the guy with the really short arms.

  4. footballradioshow says: Aug 26, 2013 4:16 PM

    Because he was hurt during OTAs he is still eligible for the PUP list. He would still have to recover from the torn ACL incredibly fast if he is to come back this year. As of now he is out for the first 6 weeks for sure.
    There is a 3 week window in which to allow the player to begin practicing; from the day the player begins practicing, teams have an additional three-week window in which to decide whether to activate the player to the 53-man roster. If either of those deadlines pass, the player must remain on the PUP list for the remainder of the season.
    So if he is to play this year, he must be on the active roster for week 13. He doesn’t use up the IR – designation to return though.

  5. humb0lt says: Aug 26, 2013 4:28 PM

    We’re going to need SupaMelvin for the Chargers’ playoff run in January and February!

    Would you know we’re riding the San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Express? They’re taking us to the Super Bowl.

    Allll aboooard the trainnnn!

  6. crybabyrivers says: Aug 26, 2013 5:37 PM

    San Diego and Super bowl don’t go in the same sentence humdolt.

  7. vader3234 says: Aug 26, 2013 9:50 PM

    @ humbolt Chargers holding out hope of ever and mean EVER winning even one Superbowl. yeah right, the Chargers? never has a team done so little with so much.

  8. vader3234 says: Aug 26, 2013 9:56 PM

    @humbolt chargers playoff run? when they had talent that is all they could muster. Let us tell you about this one game that’s played after the playoffs, its called the Superbowl. maybe you have heard of it. Some teams have one more of them, but the Raiders have won three of them.

  9. raiderapologist says: Aug 26, 2013 10:19 PM

    humb0lt says: Aug 26, 2013 4:28 PM

    We’re going to need SupaMelvin for the Chargers’ playoff run in January and February!
    Would you know we’re riding the San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Express? They’re taking us to the Super Bowl.
    ————
    The train ride from San Diego to New York will take days. And then they have to buy tickets. Most of that roster will be golfing next winter. Choo choo.

  10. joetoronto says: Aug 27, 2013 4:13 AM

    Got rings?

    Exactly.

    Choo choo!

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