As we enter the third week of free agency, it appears the Detroit Lions may not be content heading into the NFL Draft with their current roster. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions will be hosting free agent wide receiver Dontrelle Inman on Tuesday:
The #Lions may not be done adding players in free agency: Source said FA WR Dontrelle Inman will be on his way to Detroit later today for a visit with the #Lions tomorrow. He had 28 catches for 304 yards with the #Colts last year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2019
In five seasons within the NFL, Inman has jumped around three different teams. In three and half seasons with the Chargers, Inman slowly saw his influence increase. In 2016, as a full-time starter, Inman pulled in 810 receiving yards and four touchdowns. However, the next year he was a midseason trade to the Bears, and Inman has had trouble finding a role elsewhere. In his most recent season, as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Inman pulled in 304 yards in nine games (four starts). However, he really came on towards the end of the year. In his final four games, including two playoff contests, Inman had 231 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Inman would fill in as outside receiver depth for the Lions. Detroit doesn’t have much of any proven talent behind Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay on the outside, so adding a player like Inman makes a lot of sense. At 30 years old, Inman won’t be a long-term solution to Detroit’s depth issues, but he fills a definite need for depth.
And as an added bonus, former Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big fan Inman’s fit in Detroit:
Inman was the 1 WR (cost being a part of this) I wanted the @Lions to sign this off-season. He’s a perfect match for Stafford’s game and way better than he gets credit for. https://t.co/K2ynDmMiwl— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 25, 2019