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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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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Grant #19 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Isaac Yiadom #26 of the Denver Broncos during their game at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Grant #19 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Isaac Yiadom #26 of the Denver Broncos during their game at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chargers: A few more options to consider

Ryan Grant or J’mon Moore could provide some upside in this situation. Neither of them have the type of pedigree as the players mentioned previously, but could still provide a spark to the team’s wide receiver room.

Grant most recently spent time with the Raiders and was a surprise cut. He’s also spent time with the Colts and Redskins before that. His best year was in 2017 where he caught 45 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns. In his best years he averaged a respectable 13 yards a catch, and his main strength is his quick feet that help him get upfield and create yards after the catch.

Moore is a wild card here, and previously a 2018 fourth-round pick by the Packers. Coming out of Missouri, his physical profile is something you would typically expect out of a Chargers’ wide receiver. He is tall, fast, and good at coming down with jump balls. He was unable to break through as a Packer, but perhaps he could find a home in Los Angeles.

Another route the Chargers could go is signing or promoting someone from a practice squad. The team currently has Jason Moore and Anthony Johnson on their own practice squad. Could one of them get called up and help out? DaMarkus Lodge, Chad Hansen, Chad Williams, and Dillon Mitchell are all notable players on other practice squads that could be intriguing options as well.

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Either way, expect the team to make a move to replace Inman sooner rather than later. Though they could continue to bring up players from the practice squad, eventually a veteran presence trumps young prospects as the Chargers attempt to make a postseason run.

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