Colts 2019 Free agents: Dontrelle Inman
The end of the season means that teams have to make tough decisions on pending free agents. The Colts are no different in that regard. Should they keep a wide receiver they found on the street?
Dontrelle Inman was signed off the street in the middle of the season by the Colts. He was signed to help with the wide receiver depth after Ryan Grant kept getting hurt. It turned out to be a pretty good signing, as he ended up being one of Andrew Luck‘s top targets.
Inman was signed in time for week 7 against the Bills. He did not play in that game though as he was still learning the play book. But after that, he was pretty good. He had 28 catches for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was a solid target.
By the end of the year, Inman had emerged as the number two receiver behind T.Y. Hilton. Inman had the best catch percentage of his career at just under 72%. But with him being a free agent in the offseason, should the Colts re-sign someone who they got off the street?
If they are looking for depth at wide receiver, then they should. Inman will come cheap after being out of the league until the beginning of the year. He could be a nice third or fourth receiver on a cheap salary. And Luck already trusts him, so he wouldn’t fear throwing the ball to him.
Inman played his way on to an NFL roster for sure, but it just depends on where he wants to go. I would think he would go where he has the best opportunity to play, and that would be in Indianapolis. That, and the team is poised to make a run next year.
It would be wise to make Inman a part of that run. He would be a good player to have down the stretch with some experience in big games. I would be very surprised to see Inman let go in the offseason.