San Diego Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram taken off PUP, will practice tomorrow

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The San Diego Chargers have taken Melvin Ingram off of the PUP list, starting the three-week window in which he can practice with the team without being on the roster. It's time to see if the pass rusher's knee is healthy.

The San Diego Chargers waited until the absolute last minute to make their decision on this one. I believe, had they waited until tomorrow, Melvin Ingram would be put on the Injured-Reserve list for the remainder of the season.

What the Chargers actually did today was remove Melvin Ingram from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. They now have a three-week window in which he can practice with the team without being added to the roster. Sometime within that three week window, the team has to either add Ingram to the roster or put him on the Injured-Reserve list for the remainder of the season.

This is nothing to get excited about yet. Taking Ingram off the PUP list is simply the first step in gauging how close he is to returning to action. My guess is that he'll get some time as a backup in the final three games of the season, just to knock some of the rust off.

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