Miami could be looking to bolster its defense with a veteran talent.
The Dolphins are bringing in former Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram for a visit, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per an informed source.
Ingram, 32, was limited to seven games in 2020 due to a knee injury and accumulated 10 tackles. He failed to record a sack for the first time in his nine-year career.
A first-round pick out of South Carolina in 2012, Ingram has been plagued by injury throughout his NFL tenure, beginning during OTAs in 2013 when he tore his ACL. He was activated off the PUP list prior to Week 14 and played in four games (one start) that season.
Ingram went on to play nine games in 2014. Over the next five seasons, the menacing defensive end rattled off a superb stretch, starting 77 of his 80 appearances and compiling 43 sacks en route to earning three straight Pro Bowl nods from 2017-19.
With injuries and age being big concerns, it'll be interesting to see if Ingram, who visited the Chiefs earlier this offseason and left without a deal, is signed. Should he sign with Miami, his addition could be a cost-effective, savvy option for a Dolphins defense that made a big impact last season.
Here's other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Monday:
- Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said safety Derwin James, who practiced Monday in the team's organized team activities, has been medically cleared for full participation. James missed all of the 2020 season with a meniscus injury that required surgery. James missed 11 games in 2019 due to a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his foot.
"I think he's ready to play," Staley said. "Today was a big step for him."
- The Houston Texans are releasing quarterback Ryan Finley, per Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Texans signed free-agent QB Jeff Driskel on Thursday. Houston traded a sixth-round pick for Finley and a seventh-round pick in March.
- The Detroit Lions signed free-agent offensive lineman Darrin Paulo to an undisclosed deal.
- The Atlanta Falcons signed former Titans and Vikings receiver Tajae Sharpe.
- The Green Bay Packers released cornerback KeiVarae Russell.
- The Las Vegas Raiders announced the signing of first-round draft pick Alex Leatherwood on Monday. Leatherwood, an offensive lineman out of Alabama, was selected 17th overall. The team also announced it had signed free-agent offensive lineman Patrick Omameh to an undisclosed deal.
- The Dallas Cowboys signed receiver Johnnie Dixon.
- The Carolina Panthers signed veteran defensive tackle Caraun Reid, who played in seven games last season for the Jaguars. In a corresponding move, Carolina waived linebacker Chris Orr.
- The Denver Broncos signed punter Max Duffy . Wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who's coming back from a season-ending ACL injury, was limited in the Broncos' first day of organized team activities. "He's not doing everything," Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said, via team transcript. "I don't think he ran routes today in the 'skelly' periods. We're kind of easing him in. Some days he will and some days he won't. His rehab has been fantastic thus far. He's had a great attitude. I'll be surprised if he's not ready to go sooner than what the timetable might be. He's had a great offseason and he's had a great effect in the training room with the other guys that are rehabbing. He's been infectious in that way. Courtland is a stud, and it won't be long before he's out there."
- The New York Giants announced Monday they had hired Steven Price as the team's pro personnel manager. Price was previously with the Texans.
- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford told reporters Monday that he is "not limited at all" after undergoing a minor procedure on his thumb earlier this offseason.
- The Minnesota Vikings have claimed center Cohl Cabral off waivers from the Houston Texans.