Toronto Argonauts place former NFL receiver Dontrelle Inman on retired list

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The Toronto Argonauts have placed former NFL receiver Dontrelle Inman on the retired list. He signed with the team as a free agent in March.

Inman originally joined the Argos for two seasons (2012-13), catching 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.

The 34-year-old 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 by the club in free agency and remained unsigned for the entire 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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