Patriots news: Dontrelle Inman explains why he signed with New England
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Dontrelle Inman explains why he signed with the Patriots

Dontrelle Inman, Patriots

The New England Patriots were in desperate need of help in their receiving corps this offseason, so much so that they used a first-round draft pick on a wide receiver for the first time in 23 years by taking Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry.

The Patriots also signed veteran Demaryius Thomas, although he is coming off of a torn Achilles and is a major question mark.

So, to shore up the passing game even further, New England signed Dontrelle Inman, who was thrilled to join the Pats.

“I like winning,” Inman said, according to Doug Kyed of NESN. “It’s one of those things like being part of a winning organization, you want to try to help the team win. That’s why I made my decision.”

Seems like a good enough reason.

Inman spent the 2018 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts, hauling in 28 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns. He will now be joining the fourth team of his six-year NFL career, so learning a different playbook is nothing new for him.

“Any time you go to a new place, the verbiage is going to be different, but the concepts are going to be the same, so it’s just a matter of erasing the verbiage that you’ve learned in the past and basically just start fresh,” he said. “It doesn’t come easy to no one. It’s just a matter of memorization. If you can memorize it, then it’s good. If you can’t memorize it, then just like any place in this league, you won’t be successful.”

The 30-year-old has also played for the Chargers and the Bears, with his best season coming with the Bolts in 2016 when he caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four scores.