Blast from the past: Argos sign receiver Dontrelle Inman following seven-year NFL stint

Photo: AP/Denis Poroy

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American receiver Dontrelle Inman following a seven-year stint in the NFL.

The 34-year-old was a member of the Argos for two seasons (2012-13) and caught 100 passes for 1,542 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was a key part of the team that won the Grey Cup on home soil in 2012 and used his CFL experience as a springboard to get back to the NFL.

The six-foot-three, 205-pound target spent close to four seasons with the San Diego Chargers after returning down south, though he was traded to the Chicago Bears in October 2017. He caught 107 passes for 1,463 yards and seven touchdowns as a member of the Chargers.

Inman made 23 receptions for 334 yards and one touchdown with the Bears to close out the 2017 season, though he wasn’t retained following its completion. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts the following year and dressed for nine games, making 28 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

The native of Charleston, S.C. signed with the New England Patriots ahead of the 2019 season but requested his release from the team during training camp. The club agreed to terminate his contract and he rejoined the Chargers shortly thereafter.

Inman made eight catches for 132 yards over four games with the team but was released midway through the year. He rejoined the Colts and dressed for three games, recording four receptions for 49 yards.

The Virginia product signed with the Washington Football Team ahead of the 2020 season and dressed for 10 games with the team, making 18 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns. He wasn’t retained following the season and was a free agent until signing with the Argonauts on Wednesday.

In total, Inman caught 188 passes for 2,445 yards and 13 touchdowns over 75 NFL games and earned an estimated $7.3 million USD.