Source: Chargers pick up $7.751 million fifth-year option for Melvin Ingram

The San Diego Chargers picked up a $7.751 million fifth-year option for outside linebacker Melvin Ingram. The Chargers exercised their right to do so for the 2016 season on April 1, according to an NFL source. NFL teams have until May 3 to do so with 2012 first-round draft picks Ingram was drafted in the first round in 2012 out of South Carolina. When healthy, Ingram has been a productive player. However, he has battled knee injuries. He has 78 career tackles and six sacks. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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