Melvin Ingram, former Chiefs DE, signs with the Miami Dolphins

 | May 16, 2022


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The three-time Pro Bowler visited with the Dolphins prior to the 2022 NFL Draft

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The Dolphins took a step forward in adding strength to their front seven by adding Melvin Ingram. He'll join current defensive pass-rushers Emmanuel Ogbah, Jaelan Phillips, and Andrew Van Ginkel on a rotation.

This particular rotation blitzed 38% of opponents' dropbacks in 2021, notching the second-highest rate in the NFL. Miami's sack rate was 7.3% last season, ranking seventh in the league.

The first to report the signing was NFL Journalist Jordan Schultz. Although the numbers haven't been released yet, we should know how much Ingram will make as a Miami Dolphin. 

If Ingram went unsigned by July 22, the Kansas City Chiefs would have retained negotiating rights to him at 110% of his 2021 salary. Earlier this month, the Chiefs placed an unrestricted free agent tender on Ingram.

Most of the Dolphins dealings during the offseason have centered around offense. Tyreek Hill has joined the team in perhaps the largest signing to date in the NFL. Melvin Ingram's signing marks the largest for the Dolphins this offseason.

Last season, Ingram joined the Kansas City Chiefs after being traded by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ingram had three sacks over the course of 12 games with Kansas City. 

Ingram spent a significant amount of time with the Los Angeles Chargers, who drafted him in 2012. He spent nine seasons in Los Angeles, posting 49 sacks, including a career-high 10.5 in 2015 and 2017. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Miami Dolphins' schedule has been released and their first game of the season will be against the New England Patriots on September 11, 2022.

 

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