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Free Agents the Colts Should Consider: Dontrelle Inman

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Would Dontrelle Inman be able to contribute for the Colts next season?

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The Colts signed Ryan Grant in free agency and selected Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain in the draft, but their wide receiver depth chart is still pretty uninspiring with the regular season just around the corner.

Andrew Luck doesn’t necessarily need a ton of talent around him to be successful in the passing game, but adding another reliable receiver to the roster would go a long way in making Luck more comfortable coming back from injury.

One of those potentially reliable receivers could be Dontrelle Inman, who is still available in free agency.

Inman came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and developed into a very solid receiver during his time with the Chargers.

He had a career year in 2016 with 810 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Inman somehow found himself buried on the Chargers’ wide receiver depth chart last season before being traded to the Bears.

Chicago had one of the league’s most limited passing games with rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky in 2017, but Inman still managed to put up 334 receiving yards and a touchdown in eight games, including 94 yards in the final game of the year.

Inman has a strong history with the Colts’ coaching staff working with Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator in San Diego in 2014 and 2015 and new Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni coached Inman during his entire three-and-a-half year tenure with the Chargers.

Inman has already had a free agent visit with the Colts but that meeting did not produce a contract. I think Chris Ballard should reconsider and sign Inman to a one-year deal to add some depth to Indianapolis’ receiving corps.