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AFC West Raiders rival trades for edge rusher

The Kansas City Chiefs, who trail the Raiders by 1½ games for the AFC West lead, have made a trade for long-time NFL edge rusher Melvin Ingram.

The Chiefs are sending a sixth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Ingram, who played nine seasons with the Chargers before signing with Pittsburgh on a one-year deal.

Ingram has one sack this year, and his playing time has diminished during the last few weeks.

The Chiefs, who improved to 4-4 with Monday night’s victory over the New York Giants, have struggled this season in their pass rush. Their 11 sacks this year are second-worst in the NFL.

This was the second day in a row that an AFC West team made a major move. On Monday the Denver Broncos traded star linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams for two draft picks.

The NFL trade deadline is 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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