Chargers To Sign Dontrelle Inman

The Chargers have signed wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (via Twitter). This will be a homecoming for Inman, who played for the Chargers from 2014-16 and for the first quarter of 2017 before the Bolts traded him to the Bears.

Inman, 30, became a free agent after the 2017 season and did not sign with a club until October 2018, when he joined the Colts. He caught 28 passes for 304 yards and three scores for Indy, and he added another eight grabs for 108 yards in the club’s two postseason contests. Advanced metrics were fond of his work, and he has always been a solid contributor when given the opportunity. His best season, which featured 810 yards and four TDs, came with the 2016 Chargers.

The UVA product signed with the Patriots in May but requested his release shortly after Josh Gordon was reinstated. He generated interest from the Lions and Jets, but Rapoport says the chance to reunite with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ended up being the deciding factor. However, RapSheet says in a separate tweet that the Jets made a “very strong offer” to Inman, and that the veteran wideout was impressed with the New York outfit.

Inman should see a fair amount of action, especially if Keenan Allen — who is expected to miss the remainder of Los Angeles’ preseason slate — is forced to miss any regular season action. Even if Allen stays healthy, Inman currently looks like the No. 3 or No. 4 option on the Chargers’ WR depth chart.

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14 comments on “Chargers To Sign Dontrelle Inman

  1. Chris

    Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin, and Dontrelle Inman make up a solid receiving core. There shouldn’t be much drop off from last season if any

  2. mcmillankmm

    As a Pats fan, felt bad he was the odd man out with Gordon returning…glad to see he landed in a familiar place rather quickly

    • TheTruth12

      Not sure how it’s a solid move when a Undrafted rookie came in and played miles better.

      • Chris

        Ty Williams was one hell of a find. We got 3 great seasons out of him and now Oakland can overpay him. Meanwhile we are paying the minimum to a guy that knows the quarterback and the offense and we only need him to be the 4th best WR on the team.

  3. JDGoat

    Hope he’s better than Benjamin. If not, the offense might get very predictable if it’s just throws to Williams, Allen, and Henry. Especially if Gordon isn’t around to be a part of the pass game.

    • Chris

      Benjamin has been fine. He was the number 4 last season and even lost return duty to Desmond King. The two precious seasons he averaged over 600 yards and 4 TDs when he was the 3rd option. I expect more of that

  4. nutznboltz

    Gerramy Davis and Artaivis Scott are both better. No need to sign Inman.

  5. Kwflanne

    Be nice if they decided to address their offensive line….. this season is going to be a disaster for Rivers. He will put up numbers, because he always does…. but defenses are going to live in his face. Left and right tackle spots are a JOKE. Guard spots aren’t much better.

    • Chris

      I think this O-line depends on the health of Russell Okung. They’re average with potential to be good with him and below average without him. Also time for Feeney and Lamp to show something

    • sithdude

      I agree the O line has been an issue, but I’m more concerned if they can solidify the kicking game. Kind of tired of watching them lose games because of missed field goals.

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