Melvin Ingram LB SD 6 Days
The Union-Tribune San Diego reports OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery, PUP) is a "real possibility" to play in the first half of December.
Ingram resumed practicing in mid-November. He won't be active for Sunday's clash with the Bengals, but could return in Week 14 or 15. It wold be a remarkable recovery from Ingram's mid-May ACL tear. "He's the best pound-for-pound athlete on the team," described teammate Bront Bird. "He's pretty good. He weighs 270 and can do a standing back flip after having an ACL injury."
Melvin Ingram LB SD 16 Days
Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (knee, PUP) will resume practicing on Wednesday.
Ingram's return to the practice field starts a 21-day window to activate him from the reserve/PUP list. Ingram is just six months removed from tearing his left ACL, and will most likely remain stowed away on the PUP list before returning at full strength in 2014.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 23 Days
Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (PUP, ACL) is "tentatively" expected to resume practicing next week.
Ingram's potential return has taken on increased importance after the Bolts lost Larry English (pectoral) for the season on Sunday. The Chargers are woefully short on pass rushers, but there's still no guarantee Ingram suits up this season. San Diego has more to lose than gain by rushing him.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 1 Month
Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (PUP, knee) is not expected to try to begin practicing until Nov. 19.
Ingram tore his ACL during a May OTA. If he is able to get back in practice and contribute at all this season, the Chargers will consider it a bonus. The 2012 first-round pick led the team in quarterback hurries as a rookie with 29.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 2 Months
Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) is not yet ready to return from the PUP list.
We've all along considered Ingram's return from his May left ACL tear a long shot in 2013, but the Chargers aren't giving up hope of a late-season comeback. The Bolts could really use Ingram after losing Dwight Freeney for the year.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 3 Months
Chargers placed OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) on the reserve/PUP list.
He's technically eligible to return in Week 7, although Ingram only has an outside shot at returning late in the year after tearing his left ACL in May. The Chargers' pass rush may border on anemic this season. They're leaning heavily on Dwight Freeney to be an every-down player. At 33 1/2 years old, Freeney is highly unlikely to maintain top form over the course of 16 games.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 4 Months
Chargers placed OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL tear) on the active/PUP list.
He'll be transferred to reserve/PUP once training camp and the preseason end. Ingram tore his left ACL at May OTAs. The Chargers haven't given up on the idea of Ingram making a late-season impact, but it's a big-time long shot.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 7 Months
The Chargers haven't ruled out OLB Melvin Ingram (torn ACL) returning in 2013.
It's a nice thought, but Ingram is an extreme long-shot to suit up this season. Perhaps he'll be placed on injured reserve/designated for return if the Chargers avoid injuries to other key players in training camp, but that would be a best-case scenario. There's no point in rushing Ingram's recovery so he could play limited snaps in what will likely be meaningless late-season games.
Melvin Ingram LB SD 7 Months
Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram suffered a torn left ACL in OTAs Tuesday.
He's almost certainly out for the season. It's a crushing blow for a Chargers' pass rush that was already perilously thin, and major setback for a player coming off a mediocre rookie campaign. The No. 18 pick of last year's draft, Ingram should be stashed on injured reserve some time in August. The only silver lining is that he'll have well over an entire calendar year to get back to 100 percent. As for the Bolts' pass rush, new GM Tom Telesco will likely at least consider making a run at free agent Dwight Freeney. Telesco was the Colts' VP of football operations before heading to Southern California. John Abraham and Israel Israel Idonije are two other possibilities. The rush linebacker market is comically thin.