Melvin Ingram LB SD 2 Days

Ingram (hamstring, hip) was placed on injured reserve-designated to return Saturday, San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

It's a tough loss for the Chargers, as Ingram, the 18th overall pick in 2012, is currently tied for the league lead with eight quarterback hurries. He won't be eligible to play again until Week 11, meaning San Diego will have to lean heavily on the likes of Jerry Attaoechu (hamstring) and sixth-round pick Tourek Williams, though the team could move Reggie Walker to the outside or add Cordarro Law from the practice squad.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 3 Days

Ingram is out for Sunday's game in Buffalo due to a hamstring/hip issue, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Ingram has eight tackles and a sack as a starter for the Bolts so far and played impressively in last week's win over the defending champion Seahawks, so this is a bit of a loss for the team as it prepares to face a team that leans run-heavy.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 7 Days

Ingram had four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble on Sunday against the Seahawks.

This was one of Ingram's best day as a pro as he helped the Chargers beat the defending champs by keeping Marshawn Lynch and company relatively in check all afternoon. A big assist goes to the Chargers offense however, as the Bolts dominated time of possession in the game.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 2 Months

Now 15 months removed from his ACL tear, Ingram looks more comfortable on the field and is expected to greatly improve the Chargers' pass rush this season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Ingram is expected to start tonight against the Cowboys, but he will likely be in a heavy rotation with Dwight Freeney and rookie Jerry Attaochu at one outside linebacker spot this season. Still, Ingram has looked faster and more confident in training camp and could be set to have a big year as he matures in his third season in the league.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 5 Months

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram will be 16 months removed from his torn ACL when Week 1 arrives.

Ingram blew out his knee during OTAs last offseason and eased his way back into the mix for the final quarter of the season. He'll enter this season far closer to 100 percent and ready to capitalize on his substantial athletic upside as he bookends Dwight Freeney. Ingram projects to improve significantly on the 41 tackles, one sack and five pass breakups he posted as a rookie in 2012.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 10 Months

Chargers activated OLB Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) from the reserve/PUP list.

Ingram has made an impressive recovery from his mid-May ACL tear and will play in Sunday's game against the Giants. It's a massive upgrade to a Chargers defense that's lost both Dwight Freeney and Larry English to injured reserve. Ingram will likely be eased in as a situational pass rusher before reclaiming his starting job. LB Adrian Robinson was waived to clear a spot on the 53-man roster.

Melvin Ingram LB SD 10 Months

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 10 Months

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 10 Months

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.

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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.