Dolphins signing Melvin Ingram

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The Dolphins have agreed to terms with pass rusher Melvin Ingram, per multiple reports.

The Chiefs had interest in re-signing Ingram and used the unrestricted free agent tender on him May 2. That meant Kansas City offered him a one-year, $4.4 million contract for 2022 and enacted a July 22 deadline for him to sign with another team.

With Ingram signing with the Dolphins, the Chiefs, having employed the rarely used UFA tender, will receive a compensatory draft choice for his departure despite the deadline for compensatory picks having passed.

Ingram, 33, visited Miami in April.

He will join Jaelan Phillips, Andrew Van Ginkel, Emmanuel Ogbah and Jerome Baker as the team’s top pass rushers. Ingram, who can play both defensive end and linebacker, has 51 sacks and 119 quarterback hits since entering the league as a first-round choice in 2012.

Ingram spent nine seasons with the Chargers before splitting last season between the Steelers and the Chiefs. Pittsburgh traded Ingram to Los Angeles at the deadline.

25 responses to “Dolphins signing Melvin Ingram

  1. Solid depth signing. If he can stay healthy and happy in his role this could work out well in situational pass rush opportunities. If he’s not all-in, I don’t see him staying past the start of the regular season. I like the move but this isn’t something that’s going to put them over the top. They have better players on the roster but he does bring experience and leadership.

  2. I was just thinking of him this past week, he may be the best available option at this point for Miami as a pass rusher.

  3. Only one left to sign IMO and that is JC Tretter
    Miami has definitely solidified the roster with depth and haven’t broken the bank in doing so.

  4. Do folks know going into today Miami had the 4th most amount left under the cap? And that this signing still leaves some nice emergency change in Davie.

    Good depth signing as others have said. I just don’t know who you take out to give him reps. I rather have the youth of Philips and Van Ginkel out there pr the known of Baker and Ogbah.

    And yes, Tretter would be nice as Miami STILL has NO natural Center on its roster. Just another guard who struggled all of last year playing center and Tua being able to lay his head on his Centers back after a 3 step drop.

  5. Not BuyingIt says:
    May 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    Do folks know going into today Miami had the 4th most amount left under the cap? And that this signing still leaves some nice emergency change in Davie.

    MortimerInMiami says:
    May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm
    Dolphins will win the AFC in 2022.

    Fin Fans-congratulations on your 14th consecutive off season championship.Keep drinking the Kool Aid.Gins haven’t won a playoff game in 22 years. Fins up. The AFC East runs through Buffalo.

  6. skcusoirolf says:
    May 15, 2022 at 6:18 pm
    Only one left to sign IMO and that is JC Tretter
    Miami has definitely solidified the roster with depth and haven’t broken the bank in doing so.
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    I guess you think they still have cap space left to be able to break the bank.

  7. And thanks to the use of the seldom used “tag” by Brett Veach…the KC Chiefs receive a comp pick in next years draft for a player who was probably never coming back.

  8. Hey don’t bother playing any games, just hand the Lombardi trophy over to the Miami Dolphins!

  9. 32 teams and not one of them know if they are going to win the Super Bowl. And no one on this site knows either.Bill

  10. Yes they do still have probably close to 20 million in cap space.
    My point was they didn’t break the bank and ruin their cap situation

  11. Depth signing. Just make sure he doesn’t divide the locker room. In the sunset of his career and quickly wore out his welcome in PIT when he was no longer starting.

  12. As a Dolphins fan, I don’t see why the NFL should get other team’s hope up. Just head down to Miami Gardens, hand the Dolphins the Lombardi so teams can start getting ready for the 2023 season.

  13. MortimerInMiami says:
    May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm
    Dolphins will win the AFC in 2022.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Possibly, or Buffalo, NE or the Jets.
    I think the regular season starts in September.

  14. bsizemore68 says:
    May 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm
    32 teams and not one of them know if they are going to win the Super Bowl. And no one on this site knows either.Bill
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    I beg to differ. Some Dolphin fans know they will win, they just don’t know when.

  15. Solid signing indeed. 25 combined tackles and 2 sacks last season. Wooooo!!! I think Miami thinks they can bring him back to the 2015 glory season.

  16. Hilarious.

    This guy could barely get through last sesson as a spot player. Chargers, Steelers and Chiefs all said goodbye. He’s been shopping himself to the highest bidder 4x now in 2 years.

    Yikes! Miam’s D is old and slow with overpayments eveywhere and Noodle Arm Tua due. lol

  17. Great signing, graded out really high the last years. Very effective pass rusher and definitely affective against Buffalo.

    Great backup.

    Now Miami just has to sign Akiem Hicks and the defense will be loaded. Defense was great to begin with. Adding Channing Timdall in the middle to replace Elandon Roberts is another big upgrade.

    You’ll need to open your eyes and realize what Miami is doing. Miami is loaded.

  18. touchback6 says:
    May 16, 2022 at 7:45 am
    Hilarious.

    This guy could barely get through last sesson as a spot player. Chargers, Steelers and Chiefs all said goodbye. He’s been shopping himself to the highest bidder 4x now in 2 years.

    Yikes! Miam’s D is old and slow with overpayments eveywhere and Noodle Arm Tua due. lol

    ———-

    That “slow” D never gave up a TD to any team in every single possession. What would one say about a defense that did ?

  19. Wouldn’t have minded at all had he chosen to stay in KC. Adding him last season instantly made the D better. Solid player.

    Best of luck to him.

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