Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is reportedly ready to re-sign with the Los Angeles Chargers after spending two seasons away from the team. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the 30-year-old spurned an offer from the New York Jets preferring to catch passes from Philip Rivers rather than second-year starter Sam Darnold
A reunion: Free agent WR Dontrelle Inman is signing back with the LA #Chargers, source said. They made an offer that stood as he took visits. The #Jets made an offer, too, but the pull QB Philip Rivers played a big part. So he’s back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2019
Inman was traded by the Chargers during October of 2017 to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 7th round pick. Inman had been a non-factor during the 2017 season to that point despite having pulled in 58 receptions for 810 yards and four touchdowns the prior year.
The receiver had signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots this offseason, but he only survived 3 months before being cut to make room for Josh Gordon following his reinstatement.
Playing time in Los Angeles is no guarantee with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Travis Benjamin ahead of him on the roster, but he seems likely to at least make the roster since none of the team’s other wide outs are setting the world on fire this August.