The Los Angeles Chargers have traded veteran wide receiver Dontrelle Inman tot he Chicago Bears for a 7th round pick. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported via Twitter:
Chargers traded WR Dontrelle Inman to the Bears for a seventh-round pick, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2017
This is no real surprise in that Inman was no longer able to get on the field for the Chargers with the return of Mike Williams. The return of a 7th round pick is not thrilling, but even the most optimistic fan could have really only been hoping for a 6th. Inman was a terrific story, but ultimately he was the fifth receiver on the 18th-best offense in the NFL and he couldn’t even push to be active on gameday, so any return that helps you in the future has to be considered a positive.
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Inman had become a quality receiver that Philip Rivers was able to rely on when everyone else was injured and Chargers fans should feel at least a little sad to see him go, but this is a good decision that should benefit the football team.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter tweeted this additional piece of information:
7th-round 2018 draft pick that Bears sent to Chargers is a conditional pick, per source. It will be based on Inman production this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2017