Nov 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher (74) blocks against San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Ingram On The Practice Field For 2nd Straight Day

Melvin Ingram is working to get back onto the football field. He has been out the whole year and returned to the practice field yesterday and is back for a second day of practice today. That is some good news for his progress.

He is still a long way from getting back onto the field, but it is good to see his getting his work on the practice field. The Chargers have had Thomas Keiser and Tourek Williams as the main outside linebackers the last couple of weeks.

We would love nothing more than to have Melvin Ingram back on the field, but I think we all know that it is going to take some time and he won’t be 100% when he does finally get back on (if it is this year).

Love his attitude about it though. He keeps working and he wants to play. I can’t fault that.

H/T Michael Gehlken

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  • chargers760

    Anyone think we should let Donald butler go and draft CJ Mosley from Alabama he reminds me of Luke Kuechly

    • Ernie Padaon

      i would not be opposed to that. would have to use the money that we would have spent on Butler on a nose tackle or a corner

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        I’m to the point where I don’t really care if we bring him back or not, he’s not going to get a Huge contract now with the kind of year he is having but depending on where our draft pick is who knows, if we win a few games and pick above #10 and we don’t resign Butler, Mosley would be pretty sweet but like Ernie said NT and CB is higher priority but if it’s BPA and Mosley is there who knows. I would love for us to pick at #5 and have a shot at Anthony Barr

        • Ernie Padaon

          if we could somehow get Barr, it would be amazing. the team’s at the top are going to be focusing on those quarterbacks.

          • Derek

            Except the giants and falcons who need a lb or 2 too. I like how telsco goes with talent. I hope he goes with our needs though. If he could get a nt and cb in the first rd because this looks like another class with a drop off after the 2nd rd. that’d be great. I dono depends on how much faith they have in jerideau or geathers. Look how good Poe turned it around for the chiefs after a garbage rookie yr. if that’s the case lt needs to be addressed because Dunlap is good when he’s in but is a back up lt not durable enough to start

          • C.Steele

            I’m not familiar with Anthony Barr, but if he ain’t a LT TT isn’t drafting him with our first pick. Probably the kid that’s playing LT at Alabama.

            I think Butler will ended up staying precisely because of injure issues. He’s not going to break the bank with the Chargers, or any other team cause he can’t stay on the field, and his production quite Frankly doesn’t warrant it (I realize this in-part has to do with a sub par DL, but it is what it is). I imagine TT will offer and contract tied heavily to production and playing time.

            We shall see.

    • Derek

      No way his stats aren’t close. At best cj might be a slight upgrade which we’ll have to wait to see in 2 yrs because he’ll spend the first acclimating. Also our defense will have to go another yr being weak in the middle because we missed out on getting a top nt or cb. I wanna build not maintain

      • Ernie Padaon

        at least mosley would be on the field though. something we can’t say about the Butler.

    • Tazzster

      NO. Butler is a good player… he got bit by the injury bug this year, but I say we need to role the dice and hope that is an anomoly.

      Plus I don’t we can afford to let real talent walk away from the defensive side of the ball.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I totally agree. People are jumping the gun on him. We can’t let him leave, and his new price should allow us to be able to bring him back.

  • Louie Reyes

    We should have drafted Kiko Alonso from Buffalo instead of Teo. He’s doing a great job in Buffalo this year.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Especially since gave away our #4 pick, which could have been ultra-versatile off. lineman Barret Jones in that #4 spot. He played through injuries last year and still held together the best O-Line in college last year. In his career he played center, guard, & even tackle. We sure could have used him. I haven’t followed his career this year; hope he’s doing well or I look like an idiot (again).
      Seriously though, I was so upset about giving away our pick with 3 potential starting ILB still on the board

      • Ernie Padaon

        Have to agree with that. I thought for sure we were going to get one of those LBs with or selection. I like the aggressiveness, but not sure if t was worth it to move up like that. I loved barrett jones going into the draft also

  • NativeSanDiegan

    I would love to get Matthews or Lewan at LT, especially with Matthews bloodlines. We really need a reliable, top tier LT. It’s not sexy nor dramatic but it helps get TD’s instead of TT’s from inside the 10. Also keeps qb confident and keeps defense guessing.

    • Ernie Padaon

      I wonder if we really need a lt with this offensive system and with a possible Mike Harris already groomed for the spot. Both left tackles can’t be injured like this next year. Can they?

      • NativeSanDiegan

        Personally, PR and I would be much more comfortable with Matthews and Fluker holding down both sides of the line and Harris and maybe King as capable depth. Would also help running game and allow some plays to be run that strictly zone blocking can’t such as “I” formation power with hopefully a good pulling guard paving the way into the endzone and short yardage. However, I’m biased towards building the lines and then using that advantage. We are also desperate for secondary that can cover, force turnovers, tackle, and show up in run support

        • Ernie Padaon

          I wouldn’t hate the idea. I just love the sexy pick. I always have been that way and will likely fall In love again with it this offseason.

          • NativeSanDiegan

            Your man Tavon seems to be making a name for himself, but I like TT’s pick of K13 for the long haul. I do like the sexy pick, but in its proper place. (Look at us, starting to talk draft already. I have felt that at times, and with some of our personnel moves, that we’re playing for draft position for eventual Super Bowl victory, but nobody does that, right? Not Colts with TT for good Luck.

          • Ernie Padaon

            Haha… No.. They doesn’t happen. :)

            When it was our selection this year, I really wanted Vacarro or Star. I loved the Allen pick though

          • C.Steele

            LOL! Love a guy that recognizes his weaknesses and not ashamed to admit them! Ernie you crack me up!

          • Ernie Padaon

            hahahaha. i just know…. every year it happens