Ingram and the Chargers beat by more than a month the July 15 deadline to negotiate a multiyear contract. Had no agreement been reached, Ingram would have played under the linebacker tender worth roughly $14 million for 2017, leaving his Los Angeles future in doubt.
Rapoport had reported late last month that Ingram would consider skipping minicamp and perhaps part of training camp absent a long-term deal.
After transforming his body in response to injury-plagued 2013 and 2014 seasons, Ingram has been a model of durability and productivity the past two years, starting all 32 games and registering 18.5 sacks to go with solid run defense. He joined 2016 Defensive Player of the YearKhalil Mack as the only players with at least 50 tackles and eight sacks in each of the last two seasons, per NFL Research.
In Ingram and Bosa, the Bolts now hold the rights to an especially disruptive pass rushing tandem through the 2020 season. Ingram is expected to switch positions in new coordinator Gus Bradley's 4-3 scheme, taking on the "Leo" pass rushing role made famous under Pete Carroll in Seattle.