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Chargers place franchise tag on Melvin Ingram

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The Chargers have placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, per multiple reports.

With the deadline for franchise tags coming Wednesday, the Chargers moving to keep Ingram off the market comes as no surprise. He would have been one of the top players and pass rushers on the free agent market had he made it that far, and the Chargers hope to keep him and Joey Bosa as building blocks of their defense going forward.

Ingram, 27, had eight sacks last season and has 18.5 sacks over the past two seasons.

Ingram joins pass-rushers Chandler Jones of the Cardinals and Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants in getting the franchise tag, which buys their teams time to work on a long-term deal with the new league year set to open March 9.

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11 Responses to “Chargers place franchise tag on Melvin Ingram”
  1. THX 138 says: Feb 27, 2017 9:04 PM

    He was worth it.

  2. paleandpasty says: Feb 27, 2017 9:07 PM

    Dang man, the dolphins needed to sign him.

  3. PatchesO'Houlihan says: Feb 27, 2017 9:45 PM

    1963 AFL Champs baby!

  4. FrankRizzo says: Feb 27, 2017 9:48 PM

    good player, just a terrible franchise, his career is doomed

  5. sd5547 says: Feb 27, 2017 10:22 PM

    Congrats on being tagged by the worse owner in professional sports.

  6. hahaicansezbelicheat says: Feb 27, 2017 10:45 PM

    2 million bucks a sack. What a bargain!

  7. absolutevisuals says: Feb 27, 2017 11:17 PM

    I was reading the free agency and thouglt to myself, “Melvin Ingram isn’t coming back.”

    Welp. Got no choice.

  8. nflhof says: Feb 27, 2017 11:32 PM

    Ingram should hold out for LA cash and make Team Spanos cough up the extra dough it takes to play in CARSON

  9. dino2997 says: Feb 28, 2017 12:46 AM

    Hard to let pass rushers go but Ingram took a long time to develop and he’s absolutely not in the same level as the elite pass rushers. Might be better off seeing if he can keep up his level of play for a year before offering a long term contract.

  10. sportoficionado says: Feb 28, 2017 7:08 AM

    Ingram and Bosa have potential to be one of the better pass rush duos in the league, this is a good move by the chargers, which has been rare lately.

  11. guyjuneguyjune says: Feb 28, 2017 12:46 PM

    One of the few good moves in a vast array of screw-ups by “the child” President of Football Operations Jon Spanos, “the politician” General Manager, Telesco and “screw’em” owners, the Spanos’s. Do you really think a new billionaire is going to purchase this team and be lackey to Kroenke?

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