Perriman has been less consistent than Tyrell Williams in spring practices, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. While it's too early in the offseason to come to hard conclusions, Perriman seems no higher than No. 2 on the depth chart entering training camp. A few young receivers on the depth chart below him, namely fourth-round rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown and the second-year Quintez Cephus, seem to be making a push for higher slotting as well. However, at 6-foot-2 with blazing 4.24 speed, Perriman certainly has physical tools that no other wideout on the team, besides Williams, can approach. Should Perriman stay healthy this summer, it would be a surprise if he fell any lower on the depth chart.
The Lions and Perriman agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Like father, like son. Upon joining the fifth team of his career, Perriman will move on to Detroit, where his father Brett spent most of his 10-year career. The younger Perriman has found life as a deep threat the past three seasons, ripping off 18.2 YPC and 11 touchdowns on his 82 receptions. There's a clear opening in the Lions' passing attack with all of Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola moving on, so Perriman should be a regular target of Jared Goff in 2021.
Perriman caught three of six targets for 84 yards in Sunday's season-ending 28-14 loss to New England. Perriman suited up in 12 games after signing a one-year deal with New York, catching 30 balls for 505 yards and three touchdowns. His best stretch came when gun-slinging backup Joe Flacco took over under center, as starter Sam Darnold failed to push the ball downfield to the speedster with any consistency. Perriman's fantasy outlook next season will be determined by where he ends up in free agency, as he needs a strong-armed quarterback to maximize his skill set, which consists primarily of catching deep balls.
Perriman caught none of his six targets and rushed once for six yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over Cleveland. Perriman dropped what would have been a chunk gain down the sideline on the opening drive and failed to come down with either of his other two first-half targets. He finally got the ball in his hands on an end-around early in the third quarter but had a would-be long touchdown go through his hands later in the quarter and ended up without a reception all afternoon. With just one catch over his last two games and five catches in the past four contests, Perriman's trending in the wrong direction ahead of next week's season finale against the stingy New England secondary.
Perriman caught his lone target for 21 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams. New York shockingly played from ahead throughout the game, so the offense was able to settle into a rhythm consisting of runs and safe, short throws rather than downfield shots to Perriman. Assuming the Jets are unable to carry over the momentum from their first win of the season into a Week 16 matchup with the likely playoff-bound Browns, Perriman should get more opportunities to stretch the field against the mistake-prone Cleveland secondary.
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|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||6||19.56|
|7||10/24||@Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|18||01/09||Green Bay Packers||6||19.56|
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