The Steelers switch Melvin Ingram to Chiefs for the sixth-round draft pick

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Melvin Ingram is on the move.

Ingram, the veteran linebacker who saw his playing time dramatically reduced in Pittsburgh, is being traded to Kansas City.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Chiefs are giving up a sixth round for Ingram.

The Steelers had previously turned down an offer from the Chiefs for Ingram, believing they would rather not trade him for a team with which they could compete for an AFC wild card spot. But they have obviously decided that it is better to get something for Ingram than to get something for him.

Ingram’s playing time has steadily declined this season, and he has not worked the way the Steelers thought he would when he signed a $ 4 million one-year contract. The Chiefs are desperate to improve their defense, and he could possibly contribute more in Kansas City than he did in Pittsburgh.


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