Melvin Ingram ends his holdout and returns to practice.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, The 31-year-old linebacker signed an adjusted contract that guaranteed his 14 million dollar salary for 2020.
The three-time Pro Bowler is heading into the final year of his four-year deal worth $64 million that he signed back in 2017.
Since 2017, Ingram averaged 8 sacks and nearly 37 solo tackles.
Ingram is an integral part of the suddenly beefed-up Chargers defense that has signed the likes of former Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. and former Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph. According to The Athletic, they are predicted to be the second-best defense in 2020
He will be a free agent in 2021.
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Allen is Not Worried About Contract Extension
Speaking about 2021, another LA Charger star will be a free agent after the 2020 season.
Keenan Allen is heading into the final year of his four year, $45 million dollar deal. Allen is coming off his third straight Pro Bowl season where he caught 104 balls for nearly 1200 yards and six touchdowns.
Daniel Popper, Chargers beat writer for The Athletic spoke to Allen who showed no concern, “That would be nice, but I ain’t tripping.”
According to Lineups.com, he is projected to be a low-end tier-three fantasy pick.
However, in this writer’s opinion. Allen was sixth in 100-plus yards receiving in 12 of the 16 games in 2019. He is a fantasy sleeper that is still the most reliable receiver on the Chargers.
Herbert Struggles in Training Camp
The word “patience” will be stressed at the quarterback position.
The Chargers are expecting big things out of their 2020 first-round pick out of Oregon, QB Justin Herbert.
According to Gavino Borquez of the Chargers Wire, during Friday’s practice, Herbert was struggling against the first-team defense when it came to third-down pressure situations and led to being picked off by Melvin Ingram.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn remains cautiously optimistic, “I think this is going to help him take the next step. It’s good for him to be uncomfortable. As long as he’s uncomfortable and we don’t break his spirit, I think that’s an opportunity for great growth.”
For now, veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor remains the projected starter for the 2020 season.