It was awesome to add Melvin Ingram

After Bud Dupree tore his ACL last season, Alex Highsmith moved into a beginning function on the edge of the Steelers defense and Dupree’s departure as a complimentary representative this offseason indicated that he’d stay because function this season.

That outlook altered recently, nevertheless. The Steelers signed Melvin Ingram and the veteran’s existence will affect who is lining up throughout from T.J. Watt throughout the 2021 season.

Highsmith’s playing time might decrease as an outcome of his arrival, however the 2020 third-round choice had absolutely nothing however good ideas to state about Ingram’s arrival in Pittsburgh.

“It was awesome,” Highsmith stated, through Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “So far, Melvin has been great for us here. He’s been a guy I’ve been able to ask questions and to learn from. He’s a veteran, Pro Bowl guy. All of us were excited when we brought him in.”

It stays to be seen how the playing time will clean this year, however the hope in Pittsburgh is that it will be a case of the more the merrier when it concerns the pass hurrying areas.

Alex Highsmith: It was incredible to include Melvin Ingram initially appeared on Pro Football Talk

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.