5 former Chargers who stand out among the free-agent scrap heap

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2. Melvin Ingram

Melvin Ingram is one of the greatest edge-rushers to ever wear the powder blue. Ingram made up one of the best pass-rushing duos in franchise history alongside Joey Bosa and it was very sad to see him leave ahead of the 2021 season.

After a year of giving Uchenna Nwosu starting snaps (which led to Nwosu getting a deal with the Seahawks and balling out in 2022), the Chargers wanted another big name and brought in Khalil Mack to rush opposite of Bosa.

Meanwhile, after stops in both Pittsburgh and Kansas City in 2021, Ingram signed with the Miami Dolphins for the 2022 season. It looked like Ingram was destined for a big year as he kickstarted the season with a huge bang but he ultimately came back down to earth.

At this point in his career, Ingram's best role is as a veteran pass rusher that is part of a rotation. Ingram should be getting snaps that maximize what pass-rushing ability has left and there is still plenty of value in that. There is no such thing as having too many pass rushers.

Heck, the Chargers are a team that is in need of veteran pass-rushing depth this season. While the 2023 NFL Draft will be the first means of adding more depth, perhaps the Chargers could reunite with Ingram if the price is right and he can carve out enough of a role. It isn't impossible.