NFL Network said Thursday that the Steelers declined the offer because they don’t want to trade the three-time Pro Bowler to another AFC team.
Ingram, 32, is reportedly seeking a trade to get more playing time. He has played 62 percent of the defensive snaps for Pittsburgh (3-3) through six games this season, tallying 10 tackles, six quarterback hits and one sack.
He signed a one-year, $4 million contract in July.
Ingram has 50 sacks, 14 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and three interceptions in 119 games (97 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2012-20) and Steelers.
–Field Level Media