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.
ILB Denzel Perryman is signing with the Carolina Panthers, per source.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 17, 2021
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!
Denzel Perryman is signing with the Panthers, per @JFowlerESPN— PFF (@PFF) March 17, 2021
Perryman: 72.5 PFF Grade since 2019 (12th) pic.twitter.com/umdZ2LZE7W