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54 Melvin Ingram OLB

San Diego Chargers

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Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram sheds 20 pounds
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram is sporting a different body these days.

During the offseason, Ingram changed his eating habits and dropped 20 pounds — going from 266 to 246. Ingram stopped eating beef and pork, electing to consume chicken, fish, vegetables, fruit and rice. He's no longer eating breads, pastas or potatoes either. 

"Being at 260 or 265, 266, wasn't working, really," Ingram told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I felt quick but I kept getting injured. You've got to nitpick at your own body, your own self, your own game. ... I felt like playing lighter would be a better thing for me. The lighter you are, the less stress it is on your body, the less stress it is on your knees, your hips, your joints or your ankles, your toes — everything."

Ingram now only has a body fat of eight percent and underwent a new training program while away in Miami. Now, Ingram said he feels ready to show what he can do on the football field this season. 

"I feel it's going to be a whole different explosion, a whole different Melvin," Ingram said. "I feel like that 260-Melvin is gone."

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Report: Chargers exercised fifth-year option for LB Melvin Ingram
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

The Chargers reportedly exercised their $7.751 million option for outside linebacker Melvin Ingram on April 1st, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Ingram, drafted with the 18th overall selection in the 2012 draft, has registered 78 total tackles, six sacks, seven passes defensed and four forced fumbles in his career.

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Chargers announce several defensive roster moves Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Chargers announced several roster moves on Saturday.

The team added linebacker Melvin Ingram to the 53-man active roster, as expected. Ingram missed the first seven games of the season because of a hip injury. Rookie cornerback Jason Verrett was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. Verrett will undergo surgery to repair his left labrum, which was torn in three different places, according to U-T San Diego.

Meanwhile, in corresponding moves, the team waived outside linebacker Cordarro Law and promoted safety Adrian Phillips from the practice squad.

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Chargers unveil Week 3 inactives
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Chargers listed six players on their inactives for Week 3 against the Bills, after moving Melvin Ingram to injured reserve.

Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, defensive backs Chris Davis and Steve Williams, running back Ryan Mathews, and defensive linemen Ricardo Mathews and Ryan Carrethers are all inactive for Sunday's game.  

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Melvin Ingram placed on IR - Designated to return list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram has been placed on the IR - Designated to return list.

Ingram had been dealing with a hamstring injury, but was officially listed on IR with a hip issue. He'll be able to return Week 11 at the earliest. The club cannot place any other players on the IR - Designated to return list while Ingram is on it. 

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012San Diego Chargers164127.0141000.0005
2013San Diego Chargers484.041000.0000
2014San Diego Chargers92921.084000.0002
Kick Returns
2012San Diego Chargers162-1-0.5000
2013San Diego Chargers400---000
2014San Diego Chargers900---000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012San Diego Chargers1600100000
2013San Diego Chargers400100000
2014San Diego Chargers900210010
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Hamlet, NC, USA
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