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Chargers Daily Links: Should the Chargers trade Melvin Ingram?

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His name has been on the breeze quite often when it comes to current Los Angeles Chargers who may not find themselves on the team past the 2020 season. He’s 31 years old and that is usually looked at a “long in the tooth” within NFL circles.

Of course, the player I’m talking about is pass-rushing specialist Melvin Ingram, also known as the second fiddle to Joey Bosa’s first chair.

To Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, he’s also the one player on this Chargers team that he believes the team should trade.

“Though still a productive sack artist—he had 7.0 sacks in 13 games last season—he is nearing the back end of his career,” Knox states. “He’s also in the final year of his contract and is set to carry a cap hit of nearly $17 million.”

Ingram has reached seven sacks — or 7.5 if you prefer the numbers at Pro Football Reference — in each of the last two seasons. That number ties for the lowest mark of his career since 2014 and that’s not something you want to hear when you’re considering spending a lot of money on someone who is specifically known for getting to the quarterback.

The Chargers would be wise to see what offers they can get for a player at such an important position. That idea is only made smarter knowing that Uchenna Nwosu is waiting waiting the wings, ready and able, should he get the opportunity.

And of course, today’s links.

Chargers News:

Chris Hayre talks about his latest conversation with a member of the Denver Post (Chargers.com)

Gavino Borquez discusses how the Chargers need to be better on third downs in 2020 (Chargers Wire)

Gavino Borquez details how Justin Herbert may steal the spotlight on HBO’s Hard Knocks (Chargers Wire)

Jason Reed steals a player to add to the Chargers from each team in the AFC East (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Kristopher Knox lists one player that each team should consider training (Bleacher Report)

Timothy Rapp reports on the arrest of the man who punched TE Dallas Goedert in a South Dakota bar (Bleacher Report)

Tyler Sullivan ranks the top-10 offensive line in the NFL (CBS Sports)

David Tyree is no longer the Giants’ Director of Player Development (Pro Football Talk)

Tim Lynch takes a look at young tight end Austin Fort (Mile High Report)

John Harbaugh disagrees with Lamar Jackson’s assessment on their playoff loss to the Titans (ESPN)