Former CFL receiver Dontrelle Inman was released from injured reserve by the Los Angeles Chargers and worked out for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.
Inman suffered a quad injury in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins during his best game of the season when he caught five passes for 76 yards. In his four games for Los Angeles, Inman made eight receptions for 132 yards.
Inman earned his first NFL roster spot with the bolts in 2014. That opportunity came after Inman stood out for the Toronto Argonauts. He played two seasons in double blue catching 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.
Inman signed with the San Diego turned Los Angeles Chargers where he spent parts of four seasons. After that stint, Inman played for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
The 30-year-old was in training camp with the New England Patriots but asked for his release on August 18. The same day former Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders neg lister Josh Gordon was allowed to rejoin the 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.
Inman has 166 receptions for 2,233 yards and 11 touchdowns in the NFL. His best season came in 2016 with Philip Rivers throwing him passes, grabbing 58 balls for 810 yards and four touchdowns. The six-foot-three, 205-pounder still has the ability to be productive and Inman could help a team immediately.