The Kansas City Chiefs have placed undrafted free agent tender on former Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher Melvin Ingram, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Simply put, Ingram would count towards the compensatory draft pick formula if he were to sign with a new team before July 22. If Ingram does not sign by then, the Chiefs will have exclusive negotiating rights.
Ingram would make 110% of last year’s salary playing under the tender, meaning he would $4.4 million with Kansas City next season.
Ingram, 32, signed with the Steelers as a free agent last offseason, but was dealt to the Chiefs prior to the trade deadline in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
He recorded 15 total tackles, two tackles-for-loss and a sack in nine games with Kansas City in 2021.