Source — Miami Dolphins deal with Melvin Ingram, add to pass rush

MIAMI — DolphinsBoth defensive and offensive end Melvin IngramESPN has confirmed that the league sources said they had reached an agreement. The contract will provide quality depth to the pass rush, which was one of the most aggressive in the NFL last season.

Ingram, a three time Pro Bowler, visited Miami before the April draft and joined Miami's pass-rushers Emmanuel Ogbah, Jaelan Phillips Andrew Van GinkelA rotation that blitzed at 38% of opposing dropbacks in 2021 — second-highest league rate. Last season, the Dolphins had a 7.3% sack rate which was seventh in the league.

Although most of their major additions to the offense have been made this offseason, Ingram is the Dolphins' greatest defensive addition. Miami signed most of its defensive free agents including Ogbah, linebackers and linebackers. Elandon Roberts, Brennan Scarlett Duke Riley. It took fourth- and seventh-round picks for linebackers Channing Tindal, and Cameron Goode, respectively.

Jordan Schultz, a NFL reporter, first reported Ingram's agreement to the Dolphins.

The earlier this month, Kansas City ChiefsIngram had received the unrestricted agent tender from the Dolphins, meaning that Ingram's signing will count against the NFL’s compensatory pick formula. If Ingram had not signed with the Chiefs by July 22, Ingram would have had exclusive negotiating rights at 110% his 2021 salary of $4.4 million.

After being traded by the, Ingram, 33 joined the Chiefs for the last season. Pittsburgh SteelersJust before the trade deadline. Ingram had one sack in six Steelers games, and he added three more in 12 Chiefs games.

Ingram forced one of the most important defensive plays for the Chiefs this season. Denver BroncosRunning back Melvin Gordon to fumble during the fourth quarter of the last regular-season match. It was returned by a linebacker Nick BoltonFor the go-ahead touchdown in a win of 28-24

Ingram began his NFL career in the NFL with the Chargers. Ingram was a nine-season veteran, with 49 sacks. He also had a career high of 10.5 in 2015, 2017.

After the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he was chosen to participate in the Pro Bowl.

This report was contributed by ESPN's Adam Teicher.

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