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Dontrelle Inman has been placed on IR: Now What?

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Dontrelle Inman #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Dontrelle Inman #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Jordan Matthews #80 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown with teammate Zach Ertz #86 against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Jordan Matthews #80 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown with teammate Zach Ertz #86 against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chargers: Veteran options, continued

Crabtree shares a similar ability and pedigree with Garçon. Over the course of his career, the former Texas Tech standout has consistently been a guy that can absorb over 100 targets. He played some of the best ball of his career as a member of the Oakland Raiders. He was on pace for another solid year in Baltimore last season before the Ravens went all in on Lamar Jackson. Crabtree would give the Chargers a lot of versatility in the red zone as well as a guy who was a constant threat to score.

Matthews has bounced around after having a very productive first three season in Philadelphia, where was able to gain at least 800 receiving yards in each of those three years as a member of the Eagles. The Eagles did move him around a bit but he actually worked mostly out of the slot back then, so the Chargers would have to get creative since that is primarily where Allen plays, but he has shown he can be a solid contributor when given the right opportunity.

All three of these veterans could certainly provide an upgrade over the Chargers’ current predicament. At the very least, it could help keep a certain receiver off the field.

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