LA Chargers: 3 players on the trade block that LA could trade for

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3. Melvin Ingram

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly receiving inquiries for Melvin Ingram and who better to trade for the former Pro Bowl edge rusher than the LA Chargers? While many fans disagreed with me at the time, the fact of the matter is that the Bolts should have brought Ingram back in the offseason.

This is not 20/20 hindsight, either. This was the argument I made before the season when Ingram was still a free agent. Uchenna Nwosu had such a small sample size that it was impossible to fully trust him in being the replacement for Ingram. While I wasn't as confident in Nwosu as most fans were, I did not expect him to be as bad as he has been.

Kyler Fackrell has helped a tad but the fact is that the Bolts have really struggled against the run and in generating pressure on the quarterback. Teams are double-teaming Joey Bosa like it is going out of style and the team needs as much depth as it can get at the position.

This is not the same Melvin Ingram from before and the Chargers would not be recreating the Ingram-Bosa duo. However, Ingram is a quality veteran who provides good pass-rushing presence, especially as a rotational rusher.

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Ingram is also decent against the run, even at this stage of his career. He can help some of the issues that the Chargers are having off the edge against the run.