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Denzel Perryman to sign with Panthers

Perryman gets a freshman start closer to home.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Training Camp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just as the clock struck 4 p.m. ET, beginning the new league year, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that linebacker Denzel Perryman is expected to sign with the Panthers. Perryman will look to get a fresh start in Carolina, much closer to his home state of Florida.

Perryman was originally drafted by the Bolts in the second round of the 2015 draft out of the University of Miami. Known as a hard-hitting, throwback-type of backer, Perryman started nine games as a rookie. In his sophomore season, that number grew to 11, but it never got any higher. Through his six years with the Chargers, Perryman never could stay healthy for an entire 16-game season. HIs injuries were always so frustrating to fans because, to put it how Anthony Lynn put it, “when well, he’s hell.”

The 28-year old leaves the Chargers after accumulating 349 total tackles, 26 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

Best of luck with the Panthers, Denzel!