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Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman signs with L.A.

Dontrelle Inman, Chargers

It didn’t take wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to find a home after his release from the New England Patriots. The receiver is returning to the Chargers for his second stint in Los Angeles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.

Per Rapaport, the New York Jets also made an offer, but quarterback Philip Rivers played a part in getting him back wearing a Chargers jersey.

Inman played with the Chargers (in both San Diego and Los Angeles) between 2014 and 2017. Before then, he went undrafted out of Virginia in 2011 and spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.

The Chargers traded Inman to the Chicago Bears at the 2017 trade deadline. After, the wide receiver played with the Indianapolis Colts and signed a one-year deal with New England on May 13th.

For his career, Inman has tallied 158 receptions for 2,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. His highlight season throughout his career came with the then-San Diego Chargers in 2016. In that season, Inman recorded 58 receptions for 810 yards and four touchdowns; he played and started all 16 games for the season.

Between Inman’s three and a half-seasons as a Charger, he caught 107 passes for 1,463 yards and seven touchdowns. He also started 23 games out of 41 played.

In 2018, Inman played with the Colts. He played nine games, started four, and recorded 28 receptions for 304 yards and three scores.

Inman likely won’t start, but he’s valuable depth as Pro Bowler Keenan Allen sits the rest of training camp and preseason with an ankle injury. But, it doesn’t hurt that he’s familiar with his new-old team.