It’s getting very hard for teams to add a veteran pass rusher, and free agency hasn’t even started yet. Another one has been franchised.
The Los Angeles Chargers reportedly have locked down Ingram with the non-exclusive tag, and the two sides will have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal. Otherwise, Ingram would be locked into a one-year tender offer of about $14.1 million this season. True, another team could sign Ingram to an offer sheet, but it would owe the Chargers a princely sum (two first-round picks) if they failed to match it.
Monday saw a slew of pressure defenders hit with the tag: the New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul, the Carolina Panthers’ Kawann Short, and the Arizona Cardinals’ Chandler Jones, with more likely to come before Wednesday, which is the final day for franchise and transition tags to be applied.
Alongside Joey Bosa, Ingram had a fantastic season in 2016, givingRead More »from Another top pass rusher has been franchised: Chargers tag Melvin Ingram