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Melvin Ingram shows up at OTAs; former Charger Chris McCain in trouble?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Melvin Ingram of the Los Angeles Chargers attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Melvin Ingram of the Los Angeles Chargers attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Don’t worry, Chargers fans! SupaMel has joined the team.

Organized team activities (OTAs) are voluntary. It began two weeks ago and will end June 7.

Many, if not all, of the players have been seen at practice. The only notable Charger who hasn’t practiced with the team was defensive end Melvin Ingram, who had been working out on his own (and releasing his debut rap album). However, the first-time Pro Bowler made an appearance for the last week of OTAs.

This isn’t much of a story, but I felt it was necessary for fans to know that Ingram showed up, especially since we’re all worried when someone doesn’t practice. Us Chargers fans are always on our toes, waiting for the worst possible outcomes (like the Hunter Henry torn ACL news..), so it’s cool to see Ingram join his teammates. Everyone should be back for the Chargers’ mandatory minicamp, which is June 12-14.

Not only that, but 2017 first-round wide receiver Mike Williams was back at practice, too. The team kept Williams out of last week’s practice after he suffered a mild hamstring strain. It’s good to know that it wasn’t serious. Big things are expected of Williams in 2018.

On a side note, we might finally know the reason why the Chargers rescinded defensive end Chris McCain’s RFA tender. McCain, who is now an Indianapolis Colt, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery stemming from an alleged incident with an unidentified woman that happened in January, per NFL.com. McCain told the IndyStar that he was unaware of any incident until the reports came out and that the alleged victim is lying.

McCain was third on the team in sacks last season with five. He was solid depth at defensive end and it was very odd when the Chargers moved on from him. But obviously something was going on behind the scenes that we (and McCain himself?) didn’t know about. I was a fan of McCain’s, so hopefully everything works out for him.

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