3 free agents Chiefs are most at risk of losing

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Melvin Ingram, Kansas City Chiefs
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Melvin Ingram felt like a short-term rental anyway, should have plenty of suitors

While letting him walk does not free up cap space, the Chiefs are probably not going to match the highest offer Melvin Ingram would get in his free agency. The longtime Los Angeles Chargers star pass rusher signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason. That was a bad signing by the Steelers, as he did not even finish his first year with the team. Kansas City got better production.

Ingram will be entering his age-33 season out of South Carolina. While he could get back to his Pro Bowl-playing ways if he goes to the right spot, he has only had two sacks over the last two seasons. This is why where he goes has to be all about scheme fit. The most logical players for Ingram to end up is with the Indianapolis Colts because Gus Bradley is their defensive coordinator.

Not to say the the Chiefs are in the best spot financially to upgrade over Ingram, as they have to figure out what to do with Frank Clark after cutting Anthony Hitchens last week, but accepting the fact that Ingram was merely a short-term rental could set Kansas City up for future success. They do not need to pay Ingram what he once was, but some other team is certainly going to.

In short, the Chiefs will not match the offer Ingram would get from some team like the Colts.

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