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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Steelers are bringing in veteran pass rusher Melvin Ingram for a visit today, as they're looking to fill a need before training camp. Rapoport says Ingram also has had interest from the Chiefs and Dolphins.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported yesterday that the Steelers were bringing in Ingram for a visit this week and possibly others. La Canfora also noted that the Steelers had an interest in Justin Houston but it doesn't appear to be a match.
According to Overthecap.com, the Steelers currently have $13,139,993 in cap space, so they could get something done with Ingram if he comes on a relatively cheap deal.
Ingram, 32, is a three-time Pro Bowler and has recorded 49 sacks in his nine seasons with the Chargers. A knee injury limited Ingram to just seven games last year, and he didn’t record a sack and had just 10 tackles.
Defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Keith Butler flat-out said at minicamp that the Steelers are looking for a No. 3 outside linebacker. Ingram would be a fit, but some things will have to check out. First, is he healthy? And is he willing to play on a cheap deal and accept the role as the No. 3 outside linebacker?