Ingram picked up four tackles and a sack in the 19-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Ingram has looked dominant to begin the season, combining with Joey Bosa to form a relentless attack off the edge. However, the defense has still been vulnerable to the run, with Jay Ajayi rushing for over 120 yards in the contest one week after the Chargers allowed 140-plus yards on the ground to the Broncos.
Ingram finished Monday's loss to the Broncos with four tackles (three solo) and one and a half sacks.
Ingram was by far the Chargers' best player Monday on either side of the ball, as the 28-year-old simply could not be stopped throughout the contest. In fact, Ingram should have had two more sacks in the contest, with one of them being called back on a penalty and another "earned" by cornerback Chris McCain, who capitalized on Ingram's interior pass rush to stop a clearly flustered Trevor Siemian in his tracks. Rewarded with a four-year extension during the offseason, the one/two punch of Ingram and Joey Bosa may just be one of the best pass rushing duos in the league. They'll have another chance to prove it Sunday against the Dolphins.
Ingram returned a fumble for a touchdown during Saturday's preseason win over the Rams. He also secured one tackle.
Ingram and Joey Bosa appear ready for the regular season, as it was Bosa's strip-sack that allowed Ingram to run off for the defensive touchdown. After receiving a hefty four-year contract extension during the offseason, Ingram is expected to form one half of a dominant pass rushing front for the Chargers for the foreseeable future.
The Chargers slapped Ingram with the franchise tag in February and with each passing day it seemed less and less likely the two sides would agree to terms on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. However, those concerns and any speculation that Ingram could hold out of training camp were put to rest following Sunday's news. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the contract is worth up to $66 million with $42 million guaranteed, which is likely deserved for a player who accumulated 18.5 sacks across the past two seasons and has developed into one of the most feared pass rushers in the league.
Ingram received the franchise tag during the offseason, but there was optimism within the Chargers' organization that both sides would negotiate a long-term deal before the start of training camp. That possibility is dwindling by the day, however, as Ingram and the Chargers have until July 15 to come to some sort of agreement. When healthy, the 28-year-old has developed into a standout pass rusher, recording 18.5 sacks over the last two seasons.
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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