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The Chargers are switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense this year under Gus Bradley and Ingram is still listed as an outside linebacker on the Chargers roster, meaning he would get just over $14.1 million this year.
Ingram is only the seventh player in team history the Chargers have used the tag on, and the first since Vincent Jackson in 2011.
Ingram wrapped up a five-year rookie contract worth just over $16 million this season. He played sparingly as a rookie and missed most of 2013 with a torn ACL that also slowed him in 2014 before he finally had his breakout 2015 campaign.
The 6-2, 247-pounder is only 27 years old and could have been the most coveted free agent this year. He had 10 1/2 sacks in 2015 and followed that up with eight sacks last season to go with four forced fumbles.
The Chargers have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal with Ingram or he would play 2017 under the franchise tag. The Chargers would like to keep Ingram paired with defensive end Joey Bosa, who was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10 1/2 sacks Where To Buy Cheap Jerseys in 12 games last season.