The Los Angeles Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is sitting out due to his contract and the Cleveland Browns should pounce on this situation.
The Cleveland Browns didn’t land Everson Griffen, they’re apparently out of the running for Jadeveon Clowney and the Jacksonville Jaguars would be foolish to trade Yannick Ngakoue after so many defensive linemen have been ruled out for the year. So where are the Browns going to look for a new, potentially game-changing, addition? What about the shores of So Cal, because apparently the Los Angeles Chargers very own Melvin Ingram is sitting out.
The reason? He wants a new contract.
The Browns should be banging on the door of Chargers GM Tom Telesco at all hours of the day, to get his attention. Ingram would be a marvelous fit scheme-wise in Cleveland and would allow the team to move Olivier Vernon around on the defense. With how lackluster the Browns defensive line is looking in training camp (besides Myles Garrett) any help on the line would be good help.
Griffen is 30-years-old, so that’s not going to help his value with the Cleveland Browns, and he is in the last year of his deal, also not great for his trade value. The Chargers may not be looking to move him, but they should and it’s pretty obvious why. They’re not in a position to win anytime soon. Sure they could find some guys ready to step up, but with a rookie quarterback they’re looking to groom, it’s more likely that the team starts looking at parting way with some veteran talent as they rebuild after the end of the Philip Rivers era.
Ingram isn’t a perfect fit but if he’s willing to take a two-three year extension, he might be what the team needs.