Analyzing Dontrelle Inman's contract with Patriots

What do the details of WR Dontrelle Inman's contract tell us?

We were given a peek at the contract details for wide receiver Dontrelle Inman on Wednesday, courtesy of Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.

What's worth noting here, as Volin mentions, is that Inman was given more than the veteran minimum. For someone in Inman's position, being in the league for 7 seasons, the minimum a team could give him would be about $930,000. The Patriots gave him $120,000 more than that.

Does this mean that New England believes Inman will be a more surefire bet to make the roster? Maybe. They could have also been competing with another team to sign him.

Last season with the Colts, Inman was very effective despite joining the team mid-season and having to learn a whole new playbook. He is a quick learner and could surprise many by quickly moving up the depth chart when training camp is underway.

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Alex Valles
Alex Valles

Shaping up to be a great camp battle between Inman, Jakobi Meyers and Braxton Berrios for the last WR spot if Demaryius Thomas starts the season on the PUP.