Perryman (knee/hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Four years, four different seasons in which Perryman failed to play a full 16-game season. Fluke injuries have certainly played their part in the past two seasons, including the latest season-ending ailment, an LCK injury which is expected to require surgery. That lack of durability could be potentially troublesome this offseason, as the Chargers will have to make a decision whether to re-sign their 2015 second-round pick or let the talented but oft-injured linebacker seek a different suitor come the summer. While that question will remain unanswered for a number of months, it's obvious as to who benefits the most from Perryman's unfortunate injury - Jatavis Brown, who registered a team-high 11 tackles in the win Sunday over the Raiders. The second-year linebacker had fallen out of favor with the Chargers coaching staff earlier this season, but injuries have depleted the depth to the point where Brown represents the only reliable option at middle linebacker. As a result, Brown should be a must-add in nearly all IDP formats, and the likes of Adrian Phillips and Hayes Pullard could also see a slight rise in counting stats as well based on a likely increase in snaps.
Perryman (knee/hamstring) will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with an LCL injury in his knee as well as a hamstring injury that likely requires surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is rough development for one of the top teams in the AFC, as Perryman started all nine games at middle linebacker before getting his foot caught in the turf during Sunday's victory over Oakland. The fourth-year linebacker is now looking at a 3-to-4 month recovery timeline and has a good shot of being ready to go for the start of OTAs in April. Meanwhile, the Chargers will need a number of linebackers to step up in Perryman's absence as the team prepares for a potential playoff push. With Kyzir White (knee) already on injured reserve, the Chargers figure to move Jatavis Brown to the middle while a combination of Uchenna Nwosu, Kyle Emanuel and Hayes Pullard fills in at outside linebacker.
Perryman is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a knee injury.
Perryman went down during the first quarter of Sunday's divisional tilt, and required assistance from trainers to eventually leave the field. As long as the four-year pro remains sidelined, Hayes Pullard will slot into the starting lineup. Expect an update on Perryman's health if he's unable to return to the Week 10 contest.
Perryman tallied eight combined tackles and an interception during Sunday's 20-19 win against Tennessee.
Perryman took advantage of a Melvin Ingram-deflected pass to register a crucial red-zone interception just before the half-time whistle, helping to keep Tennessee at a 10-6 deficit heading into the locker room. It was the first red-zone pick committed in 48 career games for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Perryman's second interception across four years as a pro. Following a bye, Perryman and the Chargers linebacking corps will be tasked with holding down a Seahawks rushing attack that ranks among the top 10 teams in the NFL with 127.8 yards per game.
Perryman registered eight tackles (two solo) in the 38-14 win over the Browns on Sunday.
So long as Perryman continues to stay healthy, he's a guaranteed source of production, as the fourth-year linebacker has registered at least six tackles in four of the six games this year. Against a plodding Titans offense, Perryman should be in line for another favorable stat line this week.
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|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||73||64.0||9||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||72||56.0||16||2||1||1||1.0||1||0||2|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||7||37||25.0||12||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||9||51||30.0||21||0||1||16||16.0||16||0||2|
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||7||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|