BREAKING: FA DE Melvin Ingram signs with # dolphinsfor each source.
The 3x Pro Bowler has 51 functional sacks with 74 TFL and 119 QB. Another good move for Chris Greer and Alvin.
– Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 15 2022
The terms of Ingram’s deal with Miami are not yet known.
After spending nine seasons (and making three Pro Bowls) with Los Angeles ChargersIngram signed a file A one-year contract with the Steelers, worth $4 million It paid him the NFL minimum salary ($1.1 million) plus a signing bonus of $2.9 million spread over 2021 and four void years from 2022 through 2025.
Unhappy that he was seeing less playing time than he wanted in Pittsburgh, Ingram asked for a deal. Chiefs – who was it Follow Ingram before he signs with the Steelers – He was more than happy to drop the sixth-round pick and cash in on the remainder of his 2021 salary, which was just under $600,000.
So after playing in just six games for the Steelers, he ended up eating $1.1 million from Ingram’s contract as dead money in 2021 – plus an additional $2.3 million this season when the four years of emptiness escalated to their 2022 salary cap.
With nine regular season games in Kansas City, Ingram has collected 15 tackles (7 singles), a sack, a forced fumble, five quarterbacks and 11 pressings. But he immediately became a leader in defense – and after his arrival, the team took an 8-1 lead as the defense allowed only 16 points per match.
Chiefs were widely expected to re-sign Ingram for 2022 – and the following Monday NFL Projectthat they Unrestricted Free Agent Contract Bidding Mode Rarely Used. This bid – which under Section 9(b) of the 2020 Collective Deal Agreement It had to be at least $1.8 million (110% of his $1.1 million base salary and $585,000 prorated signing bonus from 2021) – that would have allowed the Chiefs to sign him for the 2022 bid amount, unless Ingram was able to sign with another team before July 22 .
But now that Ingram has signed with the Dolphins, the Chiefs could earn an additional compensating draft in 2023 – something that wouldn’t have happened without Ingram’s UFA bidding.
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