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Analyzing Chargers wide receivers on the roster bubble

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 13: Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers fends off Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos as he runs after his catch during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 13: Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers fends off Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos as he runs after his catch during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers receivers: Dontrelle Inman

The Chargers brought back the 6’3″ Inman prior to the loss against the Seahawks and was given limited playing time in that game. At 30 years old, Inman is the oldest wide receiver currently on the Chargers’ roster, and he has played with some of the better quarterbacks in the league. Inman has caught a pass from Philip Rivers, Andrew Luck, and Tom Brady in the span of the last three years. 2016 was Inman’s most productive season, and it was as a member of the Chargers. He posted 58 receptions for 810 yards, with four touchdowns in a season where Tyrell Williams took over as leading wide receiver with Keenan Allen going down with a torn ACL.

Inman didn’t get many reps in last week’s preseason loss, but he got comfortable with Tom Brady in New England early on, showing some solid work in camp. Below is Inman using savvy route running and size to his advantage to keep Butler behind him for an easy throw and catch.

Dontrelle Inman over Malcolm Butler. pic.twitter.com/MHVconegfT

— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 15, 2019

Inman may not be the flashiest signing, but he brings in consistent hands and solid route running to a team that was practically begging for young guys like Scott, Geremy Davis, or Andre Patton to take the third wide receiver spot.

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