It’s nearly time to cut the roster down to 53, and it looks like the Los Angeles Chargers may free up some space.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Chargers have been shopping wide receiver Dontrelle Inman around to teams around the league.
As cuts approach, many teams are looking to deal WR depth. One notable: #Chargers have had trade talks about Dontrelle Inman, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2017
The Chargers do have a lot of talent at the wide receiver position, including Tyrell Williams, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin and Inman. I would certainly say they have one of the deepest corps in the league in that regard.
Now, there is some risk associated with a move to trade Inman. Allen has been somewhat injury prone in the last few years, Mike Williams may not be back until October and you never know who else could get injured. Los Angeles also has Isaiah Burse and Geremy Davis, both of whom have looked alright in training camp.
But at a time where teams are desperately trying to get wide receivers before cuts and the start of the regular season, I feel like Inman’s value is probably as high as it’s going to get right now. The Chargers may be able to obtain a good draft pick in the future, or a piece they need to plug some holes they have on the team. The offensive line and secondary come to mind.
I wrote a piece a few weeks ago on the Chargers’ receiving corps which you can check out here. Inman has been a key piece for the team over the last few years, and he’s developed into a potential No. 1-3 receiver, in my opinion, depending on the team. But this may be the time where his value is highest. I’ve certainly loved watching him play the last two years.
What do you guys think? Is Inman a good trade asset for the Chargers? Or should they hold onto him? Let me know in the comments down below.