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Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network confirmed Ian Rapoport's report last week that Melvin Ingram wants out of Pittsburgh due to a lack of playing time. Kinkhabwala said that the Chiefs made an offer, but the Steelers ideally don't want to send him to an an AFC team.
Ingram was inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns and was labeled with a groin injury. Ingram didn't travel with the team. However, Eric Ebron, who was also inactive, did travel.
After Friday's practice, Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whether Ingram requested a trade, but he did confirm that he's talked to him about his role.
“I’ve had some conversations with Melvin, but I’ll leave those conversations between he and I,” Tomlin said. “The reason he didn’t work today is because of his groin.”
Kinkhabwala was on 93.7 The Fan on Monday and said flat-out that Ingram is looking to get out of Pittsburgh.
"He doesn't want to be here," Kinkhabwala said. "He doesn't want to be a part of the team. He thinks he's better than Alex Highsmith."
The Steelers should just trade Ingram if he wants out. There's no sense of having him on the roster if he's going to constantly complain about his role. I praised Kevin Colbert for the Ingram signing, but it looks like it's falling flat. I mean, what was Ingram expecting? He was supposed to be the No. 3 outside linebacker.