4 pass rushers the Vikings could sign to replace Marcus Davenport

Who could the Minnesota Vikings sign to make up for the loss of an injured Marcus Davenport?

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2. Melvin Ingram

In his prime as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, Melvin Ingram was regarded as one of the top pass rushers in the NFL for multiple years. During his nine years with the Chargers, Ingram accumulated a total of 108 quarterback hits, 70 tackles for a loss, and 49 sacks.

After parting with Los Angeles in 2021, the veteran pass rusher went on to spend his next two seasons in the league as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins.

Currently, he's a free agent, and there have been no indications that he has closed the door on a return to the NFL. Could Ingram be someone who the Vikings might be interested in?

He is currently 34-years-old, however, he did manage to appear in all 17 of the Dolphins' games last season. So durability shouldn't be too much of a concern for him, especially since his snaps with Minnesota would likely be limited at first in order to allow him to adjust to the scheme.

Miami paid him $4 million for the 2022 season, and he'll likely take less than that to return to the field this year. So, with his price unlikely to be a problem, the Vikings should probably look into what it would take to add Ingram to their roster if Marcus Davenport has to miss a significant amount of time.