Dolphins signing former Pro Bowl defensive end Melvin Ingram

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The Dolphins are signing three-time Pro Bowl defensive end/outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, a league source confirmed to The Post on Sunday.

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Melvin Ingram, then with the Chargers, sacks Miami's Ryan Tannehill in 2015.
Melvin Ingram, then with the Chargers, sacks Miami's Ryan Tannehill in 2015.

Ingram instantly becomes the Dolphins player with the most career sacks, 51. Emmanuel Ogbah is second with 36.

Ingram, who turned 33 two weeks ago, twice made the NFL's list of its top 100 players. He ranked 76th in 2018 and 48th in 2019.

Ingram made the Pro Bowl in 2017 (with 10.5 sacks), as well as 2019 and '20 (seven sacks each) while with the Chargers. He'll get a chance to face his longtime team Dec. 11 when the Dolphins play in Los Angeles.

Ingram, 6-feet-2 and 247 pounds, was a first-round pick (18th overall) of the Chargers in 2012 out of South Carolina.

He split time between the Chiefs and Steelers last season, when he had a total of two sacks in 15 games. Still, Pro Football Focus rated him as the 13th-best edge rusher last season, ahead of the Vikings' Danielle Hunter and the Bucs’ Shaquil Barrett. Ogbah was rated 20th.

Ingram appeared in only seven games for the Chargers in 2020 because of knee injuries.

In 128 career games, Ingram has 385 tackles, 74 tackles for loss and 119 quarterback hits.

Hal Habib covers the Dolphins for The Post. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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