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A serious improvement within the Melvin Ingram debacle surfaced on Friday, because the Los Angeles Chargers cross rusher returned to the follow area after sitting out the previous few days attributable to his contract state of affairs. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Ingram signed an adjusted contract on Thursday that assured this 12 months’s wage. It was sufficient for him to really feel comfy returning to the follow area, however he’s nonetheless pushing for a contract extension as he’s coming into the final 12 months of his deal.

The 31-year-old carries a $16.625 million wage cap hit in 2020, which is the most important on the Chargers’ roster, however beforehand, none of Ingram’s $14 million base wage was assured for 2020. The Athletic’s Daniel Popper reported earlier this week that Ingram may very well be in search of “any variety of potential outcomes” whereas he sat off form, and apparently guaranteeing his 2020 wage was one in all them. 

On Monday, head coach Anthony Lynn was requested about Ingram’s absence, and he by no means appeared frightened concerning the state of affairs. 

“Melvin Ingram is in conferences, he is in walk-throughs, he is at all the pieces, particular person,” Lynn stated. “What he [does] on the follow area, we’ll see later. However like I stated earlier, that is form of firm enterprise, and I am simply going to go away it at that as a result of I haven’t got to speak about it proper now.”

Ingram signed a four-year, $66 million extension in 2017, however a current improvement had him rethinking his state of affairs. Final month, the Chargers broke the financial institution for Ingram’s operating mate, as they handed Joey Bosa a five-year, $135 million extension that features $78 million assured. Ingram has made three straight Professional Bowls and has logged at the least seven sacks in 5 straight years. Whereas this can be a optimistic improvement, will probably be fascinating to see what this implies regarding one other extension for Ingram. In 106 profession video games, Ingram has recorded 350 mixed tackles, 49 sacks, 14 compelled fumbles and two interceptions. 

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