Officially Official: The Washington Football Team signs WR Dontrelle Inman
It's confirmed. We have signed WR Dontrelle Inman.https://t.co/9Muk750tbd— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 4, 2020
It was reported yesterday that the Washington Football Team had hosted WR Dontrelle Inman for a free agent visit. And as Field Yates noted about current COVID-19 rules, NFL teams are permitted to bring in players if they have an intention to sign them.
The Washington Football Team is expected to sign WR Dontrelle Inman, source said, a move that should be made today pending physical. The veteran played 7 games for the #Colts last year, with 12 receptions for 181 yards.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2020
Ian Rapoport is reporting that the free agent visit will indeed turn into a signing. The Washington Football Team was in the market for a veteran WR after it was reported that 2nd-year receiver Kelvin Harmon tore his ACL while working out on his own. Veteran WR Cody Latimer was also placed on the Commissioners Exempt list following an offseason arrest.
There were fans who wanted Antonio Brown after watching him work out with QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., but that wasn't likely to happen under Ron Rivera. He was also just hit with an 8 game suspension, and has more issues that could lead to a longer suspension from the league.
What is Washington getting in Dontrelle Inman(6'3", 205 lbs)? He was an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2011 who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He didn't stick in the NFL that year, so he moved up north to play for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL, winning the Grey Cup as a rookie.
Dontrelle Inman returned to the NFL two years later, getting a contract with the San Diego Chargers. He spent 3 full seasons with them, but was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2017. He spent a year with the Indianapolis Colts, and was signed by the New England Patriots the following year. Inman ended up back with the Changers in their new Los Angeles home last season, but a quad injury put him on injured reserve. He was released and headed back to Indianapolis to finish the season.
That's a lot of bouncing around the league for a WR who turned 31 this year. Inman has played in 65 NFL games over 6 seasons. He has 170 receptions for 2,282 yards and 11 TDs. Inman looks like a veteran minimum contract signing that provides competition while the team sorts out their depth chart full of young players.
If Inman signs, I believe Washington's roster would expand to 86 players. Players on active PUP and NFI count against the 90/80-man roster. Those on reserve NFI do not. Nor do those on the Commissioner Exempt & reserve/COVID-19 lists, or Int'l players. https://t.co/WsIgiaCyc2— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 3, 2020