Melvin Ingram's tenure in Pittsburgh is coming to a very quick end.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was candid when discussing the decision to trade Ingram midway through his only season in Pittsburgh, acknowledging that things "just didn't work out the way we envisioned, the way he envisioned," before once again dropping a familiar line.
Tomlin had previously dropped the "hostages" reference when discussing the Steelers' past decisions to part ways with Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell amid both players' public displeasure while speaking to the Athletic in 2019.
Ingram signed a one-year contract with the Steelers in an effort to "beef up the edge," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on July 19, just prior to the team beginning training camp.
However, the former three-time Pro Bowler only made one start in six games for Pittsburgh, which included just 10 tackles and two tackles for loss.