The Colts have decided to let one of their receivers go, and he decided to sign with one of their enemies.
Dontrelle Inman was a good midseason pickup for the Colts last season. He was picked up off the street and ended up emerging to be their number two receiver. Inman did a great job while he was Indianapolis, but now he’s moved on. And he signed with the Colts’ greatest enemy.
It was reported today that Inman decided to sign with the New England Patriots. The Patriots are extremely thin at wide receiver and need some guys who can come in and play. Inman actually seems like a decent fit there and should see some playing time right away.
The decision to not re-sign Inman wasn’t super surprising. The Colts decided they wanted others with more natural talent. That’s why they went out and signed Devin Funchess and drafted Parris Campbell. Both have more natural ability than Inman.
There was always a possibility that the Colts could have re-signed him on the cheap later in the offseason, especially if they decided to part ways with Chester Rogers. But clearly that option is off the table. It looks like this is the receiver corp they are riding with this season.
It will be interesting to see how well Inman plays in his new home. It will also be interesting to see how well the rest of the Colts receiving corp does without him. Good, cheap players are hard to come by, and Inman was both.