Sources: Melvin Ingram sitting out of Chargers practice due to contract concerns – The Athletic

Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram is sitting out of practice because he is dissatisfied with his contract situation, according to multiple team sources.

Ingram could be seeking any number of possible outcomes, and it’s not yet know when he might return to the practice field.

He is in the final year of his current four-year contract and could be attempting to leverage the Chargers for a new deal.

Ingram also could be trying to earn guaranteed money. None of his $14 million base salary in 2020 is guaranteed, and NFL rules dictate that any guaranteed money unearned because of a COVID-19-related league shutdown would transfer to a player’s next contract or be paid out in the future if the player doesn’t sign another contract. As such, that would not currently apply to Ingram’s 2020 base salary.

Ingram also could be looking for the Chargers to pay him a signing bonus as an advance on his 2020 base salary. That money would be…

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