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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