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Colts re-sign RB Christine Michael, host WR Dontrelle Inman

San Diego Chargers v Carolina Panthers Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A busy week of free agency continues for the Indianapolis Colts who continue to fill out the roster with players on short-term prove-it deals to bolster competition prior to the draft. One player whose season ended before it got started in 2017 is veteran running back Christine Michael. Michael has shown flashes of being a nice rotational back and saw his statistical production grow every season from 2013-2016. He bounced around between the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Packers before he landed in Indianapolis.

At 5’10” and 220 lbs. he has prototypical running back size and with over 20 receptions in 2016, he shows the ability to make an impact in multiple facets. How his latest injury will impact his ability to return to the field at a high level will be something to monitor. In previous season, when healthy, he has been able to generate some intrigue with strong training camp and preseason performances.

After hosting Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith earlier this week, the Colts brought in free agent receive Dontrelle Inman for a visit.

Offensive coordinator Nick Siriani was Inman’s wide receivers coach in San Diego before he was traded to the Chicago Bears. At 6’3”, 198 lbs., Inman would provide the Colts with another bigger bodied receiving option who could be very useful as a red zone target.

In 2016, Inman played a big role in the Chargers offense by grabbing 58 receptions for 810 yards and 4 touchdowns. The sheer volume of receivers in San Diego made him expendable in 2017 and he was never able to get fully acclimated in Chicago’s offense after joining mid-season. The biggest downside for Inman is that he entered the league late in 2014 and is already 29 years old. It likely means that interest from the Colts would be limited to another short-term contract at a bargain price.

Either way, the Colts have now brought in at least two additional wide receivers for visits. Both of them would bring size to the roster that is currently lacking.