FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have released WR Dontrelle Inman. He was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 13, 2019.
Inman, 30, originally entered the NFL as rookie free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Virginia on July 28, 2011, and was released at the end of training camp. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder went on to play two seasons (2012-13) with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League and won the Grey Cup with Toronto in 2012.
Inman re-joined the NFL ranks in 2014 with the San Diego Chargers and played three-and-a-half seasons with the Chargers before being traded to the Chicago Bears on Oct. 26, 2017. Last season, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 16, 2018, and played in nine regular-season games with four starts and caught 28 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. Inman also played in both Colts playoff contests with one start and registered eight receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Overall, Inman has played in 58 NFL regular-season games with 34 starts and totaled 158 receptions for 2,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. His best season came with the Chargers in 2016 when he caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns.