Dontrelle Inman

Minor NFL Transactions: 1/8/21

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves right here:

Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts

Los Angeles Rams

New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Football Team

Minor NFL Transactions: 1/2/21

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

  • Signed off Jets’ practice squad: G Blake Hance
  • Activated from reserve/COVID-19 list: S Karl Joseph
  • Promoted: G Cordell Iwuagwu, LB Montrel Meander, T Alex Taylor

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Promoted: DB John Brannon

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Football Team

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/26/20

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

  • Promoted: C Javon Patterson

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

Washington Football Team

Washington Football Team To Sign Dontrelle Inman

Dontrelle Inman is expected to sign with the Washington Football Team after he completes a physical on Monday, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The wide receiver will provide depth for a team that lost Kelvin Harmon to an ACL tear earlier this summer. 

[RELATED: Kelvin Harmon Tears ACL]

Harmon was set to feature as one of the Redskins’ top receivers, alongside Terry McLaurin and Trey Quinn. With Harmon no longer in the picture for 2020, Inman figures to slot somewhere alongside Cam Sims, Steven Sims Jr., and fourth-round pick Antonio Gandy-Golden on the depth chart. The status of Cody Latimer – who facing multiple charges following his May arrest – remains murky.

Inman made his name with the Chargers in 2016, catching 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns in a breakout season. In recent years, he’s bounced around a bit. The Bolts traded Inman to the Bears midway through 2017, but he wasn’t able to regain his old form. In 2018, he inked a one-year deal with the Colts and went on to catch 28 passes for 304 yards and three scores in nine games. Last year, he signed deals with the Patriots and Chargers before circling back to the Colts. All in all, he finished 2019 with 12 grabs for 181 yards.

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Colts To Sign Dontrelle Inman

The Colts are bringing back Dontrelle Inman. On Tuesday, the Colts agreed to re-sign the wide receiver, as NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets.

The Colts are banged up at the position – star T.Y. Hilton is week-to-week with a calf injury and, just this week, rookie Parris Campbell landed on injured reserve with a fractured foot. Inman, who spent some time with the Colts last year, could offer some badly needed veteran depth at wide receiver.

Inman entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2014 and emerged as a legitimate pass-catching option for the Bolts. In 2016, he enjoyed a breakout season with 58 catches for 810 yards and four touchdowns.

Ever since, he’s bounced around a bit. The Chargers traded Inman to the Bears midway through the 2017 season, where he was unable to recapture his old magic. Then, he inked a one-year deal with the Colts and went on to catch 28 passes for 304 yards and three scores in nine games.

This year, he had a brief dalliance with Patriots before circling back to the Chargers. The veteran shined in Week 4 when he caught five balls for 76 yards as Mike Williams‘ fill-in, but a quad injury landed him on IR and, eventually, put him on the curb.

Inman will make his return to the gridiron this week when the Colts face the Saints. At 6-7, a loss would mathematically eliminate them from playoff consideration. Even with win, of course, they’ll still be facing long odds.

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Colts Work Out Dontrelle Inman

The Colts worked out wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Inman, who was recently released off of injured reserve by the Chargers, could reunite with the Colts after spending some time with them in 2018. 

Inman entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2014 and emerged as a legitimate pass-catching option for the Bolts. In 2016, he enjoyed a breakout season with 58 catches for 810 yards and four touchdowns.

Ever since, he’s bounced around a bit. The Chargers traded Inman to the Bears midway through the 2017 season, where he was unable to recapture his old magic. Then, he inked a one-year deal with the Colts, where

A series of offseason moves relegated Inman to the bench and he was traded to the Bears during the 2017 season. In Chicago, Inman returned to the starting lineup, but was unable to replicate his success from the year prior. As a free agent that offseason, Inman signed a one-year deal with the Colts and went on to appear in 15 games with nine starts. Still, he barely topped 300 yards receiving.

This year, he had a brief dalliance with Patriots before circling back to the Chargers. The veteran shined in Week 4 when he caught five balls for 76 yards as Mike Williams‘ fill-in, but a quad injury landed him on IR and, eventually, put him on the curb.

If signed, Inman could make his Colts return against the Bucs on Sunday afternoon.

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Chargers Release Dontrelle Inman From IR

The Chargers have released wide receiver Dontrelle Inman from their injured reserve, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The veteran will be placed on waivers and can be claimed by another team tomorrow. If he is not claimed, he will become an unrestricted free agent. The move ends his second stint with the Chargers organization.

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2014, Inman emerged as a legitimate pass-catching option in San Diego, which culminated in a breakout 2016 season. As the team’s starter, Inman made 58 receptions for 810 yards and 4 touchdowns.

A series of offseason moves relegated Inman to the bench and he was traded to the Bears during the 2017 season. In Chicago, Inman returned to the starting lineup, but was unable to replicate his success from the year prior. As a free agent that offseason, Inman signed a one-year deal with the Colts where he received substantial playing time (15 games and 9 starts), but barely amassed 300 yards receiving.

The Patriots signed Inman early in the offseason, but after requesting his release the team let him go, allowing him to return to the Chargers. Inman entered the season as the team’s third receiver and got a chance to start when Mike Williams had to miss Week 4 with an injury. Inman was quite productive stepping in, recording 5 receptions for 76 yards. However, during the game he suffered a quad injury that led Los Angeles to place him on injured reserve. Since, the team has gained more confidence in their depth at the position and even though Inman now appears to have recovered from his injury, the team has decided to go in a different direction.

 

Chargers Place WR Dontrelle Inman On IR

The injuries continue to pile up for the Chargers. Los Angeles is placing veteran receiver Dontrelle Inman on injured reserve, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Inman started his career with the Chargers, and he had some real success in San Diego. In 2016 he had a breakout year, 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns. He was traded to the Bears the following year, and things quickly went downhill for him. He had 334 yards in eight games with Chicago, and 304 yards in nine games with the Colts last year. He signed with the Patriots earlier this offseason, but then requested and was granted his release back in August.

Not long after, he was swooped up by the Chargers. Inman started Los Angeles’ game against the Dolphins this past week due to an injury to Mike Williams and he was very productive, racking up 76 yards on five catches. Unfortunately he also picked up a quad injury that will now sideline him for at least the next eight weeks. As Popper points out, the Chargers’ once promising receiving corp now only has three healthy options in Keenan Allen, Geremy Davis and Andre Patton.

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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.

Jets To Meet With Dontrelle Inman

Dontrelle Inman‘s free agency tour continues. The wide receiver will meet with the Jets on Tuesday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). 

Inman was cut by the Patriots earlier this month after requesting his release. He met with the Lions soon after, but the club opted to sign Jordan Lasley instead.

The Jets are pretty well set at the top of their WR depth chart with Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, and Jamison Crowder occupying the top spots, but there’s room for improvement beyond that. Currently, Deontay Burnett, Greg Dortch, Josh Bellamy, and Deonte Thompson are among the names vying for the last two – or maybe three – places on the roster.

After joining the Colts in the middle of the 2018 season, Inman hauled in 28 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns. His best season, which featured 810 yards and four TDs, came with the 2016 Chargers.

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