Pittsburgh Steelers trade Melvin Ingram to Kansas City Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Melvin Ingram (8) throws down Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) as he throws and is flagged for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the NFL Week 3 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. The Bengals led 14-7 at halftime.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are trading Melvin Ingram to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ingram told USA TODAY Sports+ early Tuesday he’s making the move, just hours before the 4 p.m. ET NFL trade deadline. 

Ingram joined the Steelers this season as a free agent. He began his career with the Los Angeles Chargers and was brought in to provide pass-rush help.

Ingram saw a reduction in playing time in recent weeks. He played just 17 snaps Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. The three-time Pro Bowler will provide veteran experience for the Chiefs. He has 50 career sacks and will look to ignite a defense that has struggled against opposing quarterbacks.

USA TODAY Sports+ producer Jaylon Thompson contributed to this report.