Former CFL receiver Dontrelle Inman asks for release from the New England Patriots

Former CFL receiver Dontrelle Inman asked and received his release from the New England Patriots.

According to ESPN beat reporter Mike Reiss, the six-foot-three, 205-pound Inman signed a one-year contract with the Pats in May that included a $200,000 signing bonus, $100,000 of his base salary guaranteed, and a $100,000 reporting bonus.

The 30-year-old used two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts to earn his NFL shot. Inman caught 100 passes for 1,542 yards and 11 touchdowns throughout the 2012 and 2013 campaigns north of the border – a key part of the Argos’ 2012 Grey Cup-winning team.

He was released in December 2013 to pursue NFL opportunities. Inman signed with the San Diego turned Los Angeles Chargers where he spent four seasons. After that stint with the bolts, Inman played for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts the last two years respectively.

Inman has 158 receptions for 2,101 yards and 11 touchdowns in the NFL. His request for release comes on the same day former Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders neg lister Josh Gordon was allowed to rejoin the Patriots.

Since becoming a free agent, Inman has visited the Detroit Lions and New York Jets.

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