By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have signed Melvin Ingram to a one-year contract.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the edge rusher inked a deal with Pittsburgh on Monday, when the team hosted Ingram for a visit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 19, 2021
“I just did the deal not too long ago and just got to the airport. It’s definitely a dope organization and environment; so I definitely feel like it’s the place for me,” Ingram told reporter Josina Anderson. “I met with coach (Mike) Tomlin. You can tell he’s very involved and a players coach. That’s what stood out to me. He wants to win and that is what I am on. My role is role. He just told me to come in and be me. Everyone knows how I play.”
Melvin Ingram on the phone [Cont.]: "I met with coach (Mike) Tomlin. You can tell he's very involved and a players coach. That's what stood out to me. He wants to win and that is what I am on. My role is role. He just told me to come in and be me. Everyone knows how I play." 2/2 https://t.co/asH8Na98pv
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 19, 2021
Ingram spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Chargers. He was not re-signed after last season.
In addition to Ingram, the Steelers have also signed offensive tackle Chaz Green to a one-year deal.
We have signed LB Melvin Ingram III & OT Chaz Green to one-year contracts.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 20, 2021