Chargers Place WR Dontrelle Inman On IR, Sign K Chase McLaughlin


The Los Angeles Chargers announced Wednesday that they’ve placed WR Dontrelle Inman on injured reserve and signed K Chase McLaughlin to a contract.

Chargers K Michael Badgley is still a few weeks away from a full recovery from a groin injury after suffering a minor setback, which is why they added a kicker this week.

Inman, 30, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia back in 2011. Jacksonville decided to waive soon after and he later joined the Chargers in 2014.

The Chargers re-signed Inman to a one-year restricted deal worth $2.746 million for the 2017 season before trading him to the Bears for a conditional seventh-round pick. He had brief stints with the Colts and Patriots before returning to the Chargers in August.

In 2019, Inman has appeared in four games for the Chargers and caught eight passes for 132 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

McLaughlin, 23, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois back in May. He was among Buffalo’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and caught on with the Vikings’ practice squad.

Minnesota wound up cutting him after a week with the team on September 10. This is the first reported interest in him since becoming a free agent. 

During his college career, McLaughlin converted 79 of 79 extra-point attempts and made 44 of 59 field-goal attempts (74.6 percent) to account for 211 total points. 

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