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    Bears send 7th round pick to LA Chargers for WR Inman

    The Los Angeles Chargers traded wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears on Wednesday for a conditional draft pick, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn confirmed.

    The conditional pick is a seventh-round selection in 2018 and will be based on Inman's production this season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Inman, 28, has appeared in just four games this season with two receptions for 9 yards. But he had a career-best season in 2016 when he started all 16 games and caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns.

    He has been inactive for the Chargers' past two games but was a healthy scratch for the Chargers' Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos.

    The Bears, who lost top receiver Cameron Meredith for the season in August and placed Kevin White on injured reserve in September, are in need of help at wide receiver as, other than Kendall Wright, the team's production at the position has been slim.

    Wright, who signed with the Bears last offseason, has 20 receptions and is tied with tight end Zach Miller for the team lead with 236 receiving yards.

    Rookie running back Tarik Cohen leads the team in receptions with 27.

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    Whatever...lol.

    Probably not going to be a big impact for us, but we also gave up essentially a trading camp cut to get him, so we'll see what happens.
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    Hey, at least he did something. Hope this guy works out, can he run a route? Can he play more than three games in a season? If yes, then alright!
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    When news circled around in late August that the Chargers were shopping Dontrelle Inman around to trade before cut downs, I was excited about the possibility of the Bears going for him. I expected it would take more than a conditional 7th round pick and would have been happy if the Bears had offered more at the time. Good thing Iím not the Bearsí GM (actually, this is probably the only good reason Iím not the Bearsí GM) because waiting til the deadline led to a deep discount on a productive wide receiver.


    Inman was a Meredith-esque contributor for the Chargers last year after Keenan Allenís injury. His production was actually remarkably comparable to Cameron Meredithís, catching 58 passes for 810 yards and 4 touchdowns (for those casual Bearsí fans who donít have Mere Bearís stats memorized, Cameron caught 66 passes for 894 yards and 4 touchdowns.)

    By most metrics, Inman was a quality #2 receiver in 2016. He was ranked 32nd among receivers by PFF (overall grade 79.3) and 38th by Football Outsiders (+5.5% DVOA). These ranks donít sound overly impressive, but if receivers were divided evenly between all teams, you would expect #2 receivers to range between 33 and 64, so Dontrelle would rank among the best.

    Inman made efficient use of his targets in 2016. He had a reasonable 60% reception percentage, and an impressive 14 yards per catchópushing his yards per target into the excellent 8-9 range (8.351 if you want to be picky; while youíre being picky, you can notice this is higher than both Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr put up last year; just donít look at Julio Jones who had a league-topping 10.9.)



    The Chargers lined up Inman both outside and in the slot. He spent more time on the outside in 2015, but according to Pro Football Focus, he spent 62% of his breakout 2016 season in the slot. Also according to PFF, he only had 22 receptions (38%) during his time in the slot, so perhaps (hopefully) this wasnít actually the best spot for him.

    Since the Bears insist on limiting Kendall Wright to the slot, I will throw a tearful childish princess fit if Inman eats into Kendallís already limited slot snaps (did you catch all eight on Sunday? Probably not since he wasnít targeted on any of them).

    Dontrelle has shown he can perform well as a deep threat on the outside, and his deep ball numbers are probably the prettiest part of his package. On 13 deep targets in 2016, Inman had 6 receptions for 215 yards and a touchdown. His 46% deep pass catch rate was ranked 17th according to PFF, and 36 yards per catch and 16.5 yards per target is a tremendous payoff for sending Inman deep.


    Numbers continue to favor Inman when you look at his measurables. at 6í3Ē 200 lbs, he ran a 4.47 40 yard dash and 6.53 3-cone drill at his Pro Day. Despite this impressive workout, he spent time in CFL before the Chargers picked him up in 2014.

    So why did the Chargers get rid of a talented, productive receiver? Keenan Allen, 7th overall-pick Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams, and Travis Benjamin have all carved bigger roles from themselves in the enviously-deep Chargers receiver chart. It likely didnít help that Inman had an off-season injury that required surgery and kept him away from important OTAs.

    No matter the reason, Iím not complaining. The numbers show promise for the Bearsí newest receiver, and a conditional 7th round pick sits just above a sandwich on the Jimmy Johnson trade value chart.

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    Good pickup .. really no downside to it at all and I think he can be somewhat productive.

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    I hope he's ready to go within a couple weeks and more importantly, I hope Dowell knows how to use him. I've been very underwhelmed by his use (or lack of) of the best ones we have (Cohen, Wright).

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    Why do u get the feeling snap count would go inverse to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccamp View Post
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    Welcome to PSD! Not sure why you wouldn't like this move though. Solid receiver, 0 risk as its a conditional 7th rounder

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    Quote Originally Posted by blams View Post
    Welcome to PSD! Not sure why you wouldn't like this move though. Solid receiver, 0 risk as its a conditional 7th rounder
    Yea. Im not sure he really helps (has to take time to learn the playboom and junk and is he really that good) but for a conditional 7th u can't be upset. If we gave up something of value yoy could but if its at worst a 7th. Its another body and another guy maybe mitch can jell with.

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    Can you post that again, in the GT?

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    Seems to be a decent pick up

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