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The Pittsburgh Steelers are aiming to boost their pass rush this offseason, and they are supposedly thinking about a three-time Pro Bowler who might assist them do simply that.
According to Jason La Canfora of 105.7 The Fan, the AFC North group that is “on the hunt for pass-rush aid” intend on generating Melvin Ingram III for a see today. Ingram has actually played his whole profession for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers considering that getting in the league as a first-round choice in 2012.
Pittsburgh was an excellent 3rd in the league at 19.5 points enabled per video game throughout the 2020 project thanks mostly to its pass rush.
In reality, no group ended up with more than the Steelers’ 56 sacks, as T.J. Watt, Stephon Tuitt, Bud Dupree and Cameron Heyward made life tough for opposing quarterbacks. The Tennessee Titans signed Dupree this offseason, so there’s a requirement for somebody like Ingram to step right in and assist make sure the pass rush keeps its supremacy.
The 32- year-old made 3 straight Pro Bowls from 2017 through 2019 and had 24.5 sacks throughout that period. He has 5 seasons with 7 or more sacks on his resume.
In spite of that previous production, he wasn’t the exact same gamer in 2020 as he handled injuries.
Ingram stopped working to tape-record a single sack and had simply 10 deals with while appearing in 7 video games. He was put on hurt reserve two times since of knee issues and was not able to form a vibrant one-two punch on the edge along with Joey Bosa.
While he is most likely no longer in his prime and coming off such an injury-plagued season, Ingram likewise would not be asked to anchor the pass rush if he were to sign with the Steelers.
There’s a likelihood he ‘d see a lot of individually obstructing with gamers like Watt, Tuitt and Heyward requiring attention, which might assist him recover.