Pittsburgh Steelers sign veteran pass rusher with Pro Bowl pedigree, offensive lineman

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) gets hit by Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram (54) while throwing a pass, Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, Calif. The Chargers defeated the Jaguars 39-29. (John Cordes/AP Images for Panini)

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth at outside linebacker and offensive line on the eve of training camp, signing free agents Melvin Ingram and Chaz Green to one-year deals Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 32-year-old Ingram was a three-time Pro Bowler during his nine seasons with the Chargers. Ingram had 49 sacks with Los Angeles, including 10.5 in both 2015 and 2017. He did not have a sack in 2020, when he played in just seven games because of a knee injury.

Ingram’s arrival gives the Steelers help on the edge following Bud Dupree’s departure in free agency over the spring. Ingram will compete for a backup role behind T.J. Watt and second-year player Alex Highsmith.

Green, 29, has appeared in 37 games for three teams during his five-year career. Green played in 15 games last season for Indianapolis. He joins an offensive line in the middle of an overhaul after center Maurkice Pouncey retire, guard David DeCastro was released and left guard Matt Feiler and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva left as free agents.

The defending AFC North champions open training camp Thursday at Heinz Field.