Melvin Ingram draws interest from Dolphins after Chiefs visit

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22: Defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22: Defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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Free agent pass rusher Melvin Ingram took his second known free agent visit on Monday when he spent time with the Miami Dolphins, per Adam Beasley. It was Ingram’s only other stop in free agency nearly two full months after spending some time at Arrowhead Stadium with the K.C. Chiefs.

It’s unknown whether or not Ingram is ready to sign with someone or whether he’s doing his homework, but it would make sense for Ingram to find a home soon rthan later given the schedule for offseason workouts. He left Arrowhead without a deal, but it wasn’t clear if the Chiefs were just disinterested or whether they were kicking the tires on available players for a future signing after the draft.

The Chiefs came away from the 2021 NFL Draft with Joshua Kaindoh at the defensive end position, and they also brought back Taco Charlton in free agency. However, Alex Okafor remains available from last season’s roster, and the team lost Tanoh Kpassagnon to the New Orleans Saints after he signed a two-year contract in free agency. There’s definitely room for someone to sign and compete for the starting role opposite Frank Clark and many in Chiefs Kingdom were hoping Ingram would come back around.

As for the Dolphins, they traded away Shaq Lawson in March and release Kyle Van Noy back in February, so there’s room here for another pass rusher even as they’ve also added defensive line depth in John Jenkins and Jaelan Phillips.

Ingram is hoping to prove he’s healthy and ready for another season after he spent time on the L.A. Chargers injured reserve in 2020. Before last season, Ingram had made three straight Pro Bowl appearances.