The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to trade wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
The conditional pick will be based on Inman’s production this season.
Inman has spent four seasons with the Chargers, catching 107 passes for 1,463 yards and seven touchdowns. He played every game last season in San Diego.
While the Virginia product developed into a dependable NFL receiver, Inman has been inactive for the past two weeks after the Chargers activated first-round pick Mike Williams, who missed training camp and the first five games of the season with a back injury.
During the four games Inman has appeared in this season, he’s caught two passes 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.
The Bears, who lost top receiver Cameron Meredith for the season in August, 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 Bears in receptions with 27.