Dontrelle Inman signed an Exclusive Rights Free Agent deal with the San Diego Chargers on Friday.
Inman's only option was to re-sign with the Chargers, and now the move has been made official. While he was somewhat productive with the Chargers in 2015 (35 catches for 486 yards and three touchdowns), Keenan Allen's (kidney) return to health and the free agent signing of Travis Benjamin likely limits any upside heading into the 2016 campaign.
Inman was fairly productive for San Diego down the stretch as they dealt with multiple injuries to nearly all of their top wideouts. Finishing the season with 35 catches for 486 yards and three touchdowns, he figures to have earned a shot to contribute again in 2016.
Dontrelle Inman hauled in eight of 13 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Raiders.
He has now gone for 75-plus yards in back-to-back weeks, but Thursday's performance was much more convincing, as he led the team in targets and catches while also getting the lone score through the air. Next week's matchup will be tough when the San Diego Chargers travel to Denver, but Inman could once again be pretty involved in the passing attack.
The second-year pro posted his second-best yardage total of the season, and has generally been serviceable in Keenan Allen's stead after the latter's season-ending kidney injury. A 6'3 target with some CFL pedigree, Inman also flashed some potential in the final two games of 2014 with a pair of 79-yard efforts. The 26-year-old now has secured 24 of his 44 targets for 379 yards and two touchdowns since making his season debut in Week 3, and should continue to receive a solid amount of looks in the pass-happy San Diego offense over the season's final two weeks.
Dontrelle Inman (neck) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
With Stevie Johnson inactive, Inman is a candidate to join Malcom Floyd in two-wide sets, setting him up for a decent amount of targets Sunday, assuming no injury setbacks.
|P1||8/13/16||@ TEN||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/28/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
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|14||12/11/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||7||0||12||158||13.2||28||0||1||0||7|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||7||35||486||13.9||68||3||6||1||21|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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