The Chargers beat the deadline for a long-term deal with Melvin Ingram by more than a month.
The team announced they had agreed to a four-year deal with their franchise-tagged pass-rusher.
Ingram hadn’t been around for the start of the team’s voluntary workouts, but should be happy to show up now. He should make his debut as a newly-rich Charger this week when they have their mandatory minicamp.
Generally, deals with tagged players push up to the July 15 deadline for long-term contracts, but the Chargers were able to avoid such drama easily.
The former first-round pick overcame injuries and has 18.5 sacks the last two seasons, and will pair with defensive end Joey Bosa to give them a pair of young defensive stars for the foreseeable future.