Receiver Dontrelle Inman Traded to Chicago Bears

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Jan 3, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (15) leaps over Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) after making a catch during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers have traded Wide Receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bolts will receive a conditional 7th round pick in the 2018 draft for Inman. Whether they hold on to that pick or not, will depend in Inman’s performances for the Bears.

The Wideout has only been active for four weeks of the season so far, with just the two catches to his name. He missed week 1’s loss vs. Denver because of a groin injury. The past two weeks have been missed because Mike Williams, the Chargers first round pick, has finally become available after his injury. Therefore, Inman is now surplus to requirements.

Inman became a dependable target for Philip Rivers last year. He caught 58 balls for 810 yards with 4 touchdowns, two of which went for 50 yards or more. His yards and receptions were only second to Tyrell Williams on the team.

Considering the improvement in Inman’s play over the last year, especially in his route running, I thought the Chargers would have liked a better deal in the compensation. I would have thought a 5th or 6th rounder would have been more appropriate. I gather the Chargers have not exactly broken the bank for Inman at any point since him joining in 2014, so I suppose nothing is lost.

This is the second transition Los Angeles has made this week. As reported, offensive lineman Matt Slauson was put on season-ending IR with a bicep injury. The team have replaced him with Michael Ola, who has previous experience with the Chargers, and Anthony Lynn in Buffalo last year.

-Thomas Herd is a cover32 Staff Writer and covers the Los Angeles Chargers for cover32.com/Chargers. Follow him on Twitter @chargers_uk


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