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Melvin Ingram | Linebacker

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 265
College: South Carolina
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Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram will be 16 months removed from his torn ACL when Week 1 arrives.
Ingram blew out his knee during OTAs last offseason and eased his way back into the mix for the final quarter of the season. He'll enter this season far closer to 100 percent and ready to capitalize on his substantial athletic upside as he bookends Dwight Freeney. Ingram projects to improve significantly on the 41 tackles, one sack and five pass breakups he posted as a rookie in 2012. Apr 14 - 10:40 AM
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Chargers activated OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) from the reserve/PUP list.

Ingram has made an impressive recovery from his mid-May ACL tear and will play in Sunday's game against the Giants. It's a massive upgrade to a Chargers defense that's lost both Dwight Freeney and Larry English to injured reserve. Ingram will likely be eased in as a situational pass rusher before reclaiming his starting job in Week 15. LB Adrian Robinson was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 04:09:00 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery, PUP) is a "real possibility" to play in the first half of December.

Ingram resumed practicing in mid-November. He won't be active for Sunday's clash with the Bengals, but could return in Week 14 or 15. It would be a remarkable recovery from Ingram's mid-May ACL tear. "He's the best pound-for-pound athlete on the team," described teammate Bront Bird. "He's pretty good. He weighs 270 and can do a standing back flip after having an ACL injury."
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 10:09:00 PM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (knee, PUP) will resume practicing on Wednesday.

Ingram's return to the practice field starts a 21-day window to activate him from the reserve/PUP list. Ingram is just six months removed from tearing his left ACL, and will most likely remain stowed away on the PUP list before returning at full strength in 2014.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (PUP, ACL) is "tentatively" expected to resume practicing next week.

Ingram's potential return has taken on increased importance after the Bolts lost Larry English (pectoral) for the season on Sunday. The Chargers are woefully short on pass rushers, but there's still no guarantee Ingram suits up this season. San Diego has more to lose than gain by rushing him.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 06:33:00 PM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (PUP, knee) is not expected to try to begin practicing until Nov. 19.

Ingram tore his ACL during a May OTA. If he is able to get back in practice and contribute at all this season, the Chargers will consider it a bonus. The 2012 first-round pick led the team in quarterback hurries as a rookie with 29.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) is not yet ready to return from the PUP list.

We've all along considered Ingram's return from his May left ACL tear a long shot in 2013, but the Chargers aren't giving up hope of a late-season comeback. The Bolts could really use Ingram after losing Dwight Freeney for the year.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 12:49:00 AM

Chargers placed OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) on the reserve/PUP list.

He's technically eligible to return in Week 7, although Ingram only has an outside shot at returning late in the year after tearing his left ACL in May. The Chargers' pass rush may border on anemic this season. They're leaning heavily on Dwight Freeney to be an every-down player. At 33 1/2 years old, Freeney is highly unlikely to maintain top form over the course of 16 games.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Chargers placed OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL tear) on the active/PUP list.

He'll be transferred to reserve/PUP once training camp and the preseason end. Ingram tore his left ACL at May OTAs. The Chargers haven't given up on the idea of Ingram making a late-season impact, but it's a big-time long shot.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 06:11:00 PM

The Chargers haven't ruled out OLB Melvin Ingram (torn ACL) returning in 2013.

It's a nice thought, but Ingram is an extreme long-shot to suit up this season. Perhaps he'll be placed on injured reserve/designated for return if the Chargers avoid injuries to other key players in training camp, but that would be a best-case scenario. There's no point in rushing Ingram's recovery so he could play limited snaps in what will likely be meaningless late-season games.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (torn ACL) will undergo surgery next week, and is expected to miss the entire 2013 season.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation. Even if Ingram made an Adrian Peterson-style recovery, there's almost no way he'd have a realistic chance of contributing this year. Disappointing 2009 first-rounder Larry English is a candidate to take Ingram's place in the starting lineup, but not as the edge rusher San Diego desperately needs. Free agent Dwight Freeney will visit Wednesday.
Wed, May 15, 2013 07:04:00 PM

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram suffered a torn left ACL in OTAs Tuesday.

He's almost certainly out for the season. It's a crushing blow for a Chargers' pass rush that was already perilously thin, and major setback for a player coming off a mediocre rookie campaign. The No. 18 pick of last year's draft, Ingram should be stashed on injured reserve some time in August. The only silver lining is that he'll have well over an entire calendar year to get back to 100 percent. As for the Bolts' pass rush, new GM Tom Telesco will likely at least consider making a run at free agent Dwight Freeney. Telesco was the Colts' VP of football operations before heading to Southern California. John Abraham and Israel Idonije are two other possibilities. The rush linebacker market is comically thin.
Tue, May 14, 2013 08:13:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers "fear" second-year OLB Melvin Ingram has suffered a torn ACL.

The Union-Tribue San Diego reports Ingram will receive a "couple more opinions" before the Chargers decide what to do. A torn ACL would be a big blow for the rebuilding Bolts, who are "hopeful" the 2012 first-rounder can take a big step forward this season after they let Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips walk in free agency. Ingram played just 475 snaps as a rookie, notching one sack and 41 tackles. The Chargers' pass-rush is about to go from an area of need to an area of crisis.
Tue, May 14, 2013 07:16:00 PM

The Chargers are "hopeful" second-year OLB Melvin Ingram will take a step forward this season.

Ingram played 475 snaps as a rookie, recording just one sack and 41 tackles. With Antwan Barnes gone to New York and Shaun Phillips unsigned, the time is now for Ingram to live up to his first-round draft slot. He had 19 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss over his final two seasons at South Carolina.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Chargers rookie OLB Melvin Ingram suffered a "deep thigh bruise" in Friday's preseason game, but will be fine for Week 1.

X-rays came back negative for the No. 18 pick, who will finish the preseason with six tackles and two sacks. Ingram remains a rookie to monitor in IDP leagues.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 02:32:00 PM

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