New York Jets hosting a free agent visit with Dontrelle Inman
The New York Jets are in the market for a wide receiver and have shown interest in a veteran that was recently released. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, New York is hosting a free agent visit with Dontrelle Inman.
Inman was released by the Patriots on Sunday and immediately began to look for a new team to join ahead of the 2019 season. The veteran wide receiver visited the Detroit Lions on Monday, but the Lions decided to sign Jordan Lasley instead.
Earlier this offseason, Inman signed with New England in hopes of finding a prominent role in their offense. At first, the 30-year-old receiver seemed poised to become a key contributor in the Patriots’ aerial attack.
Then, last week, the NFL announced that they were going to conditionally reinstate Josh Gordon. Gordon was traded to the Patriots in 2018, but was suspended indefinitely in December after violating terms of his previous reinstatement.
As a result, Inman saw little room for him to make a difference for New England. Both sides decided a release would be best. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver can still produce for any teams who are in need of an experienced pass-catcher.
Inman began his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie in 2011. The big-bodied wideout spent two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts before landing with the San Diego (now Los Angeles) Chargers in 2014.
Since then, Inman has spent time with the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. Throughout his playing career, Inman has accumulated 158 receptions, 2,101 yards, and 11 touchdowns.