It's the move we've been waiting for since May, and Kevin Colbert finally got it done.
Melvin Ingram is bringing his pass-rush to Pittsburgh for reinforcements alongside TJ Watt and Alex Highsmith. The biggest question from the jump is obviously health. The last two seasons haven't been kind to Ingram there especially 2020. He only played seven games and didn't record one sack in those seven. In 2019 he played 13 games and finished with seven sacks. The four years before that, though, he started and played in all 16 games. That's more than enough to come in and contribute as a depth piece for the pass-rush that right now outside of Watt and Highsmith features something called Cassius Marsh coming off the edge.
Not to mention it kept his services out of the hands of two other AFC contenders.
The fact that those two had interest in him like that makes me even more confident that his health checks out and won't be a problem to be a valuable threat on passing downs for 15-20 snaps a game.
What we lost in DeCastro money, we're starting to gain back with depth signings that could be key down the stretch like Ingram. This team just wasn't the same after Dupree went down in December last year, and while that wasn't the sole reason for the collapse, it certainly didn't help. This signing will hopefully prevent that if (God forbid) Watt or Highsmith were to go down. Pass rush in football is like pitching in baseball - you can't ever have enough of it. The more the merrier especially in ol' Blitzburgh on the banks of the Three Rivers.
Now go sign Malik Hooker for even more depth on the backend and lets get dahn to camp.