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Los Angeles Chargers

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August 29, 2020 06:08 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: No longer starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman has been passed over in the starting lineup by Drue Tranquill and Kenneth Murray, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Tranquill's versatility in coverage always made him a better ideal outside linebacker compared to Perryman. Murray's status as a first-round pick hinted at the possibility of the veteran linebacker moving to a depth role, but at least during the early stages of training camp Perryman was acting as the No. 1 middle linebacker. Evidently, the Chargers were simply taking it easy with Murray, their 2020 first-round pick, particularly with Murray still recovering from a hamstring injury that forced him to leave the NFL Combine back in February. It's clear now that Murray is the expected three-down middle linebacker. Where that leaves Perryman remains to be seen, though given the 27-year-old has never made it through a full season healthy, this change isn't exactly shocking.

January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Uneasy run at linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman posted 68 tackles (50 solo), one interception and one forced fumble over 14 games during the 2019 season.

It was the first time since Perryman's rookie campaign the linebacker played in 14 or more games. However, the 27-year-old was essentially a two-down player for much of the season, playing the fewest snaps per game of his career. With the emergence of Kyzir White and Drue Tranquill in the second half and the expected return of veteran Thomas Davis, it's entirely possible Perryman could become a cap casualty after signing a two-year deal last offseason. Even still, the once promising linebacker has clearly fallen out of favor with the Chargers and isn't expected to be a major IDP commodity based on his limited playing time.

December 10, 2019 12:20 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Clear for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman won't face additional discipline from the team and will be able to play Sunday against the Vikings, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Perryman was a late scratch for Week 14 in Jacksonville due to non-injury reasons, as he apparently missed a team meeting and was sent home by coach Anthony Lynn, per Eric D. Williams of The 27-year-old logged only 36 combined snaps in the previous two games, so there's no guarantee he plays a significant defensive role down the stretch.

December 8, 2019 12:16 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Jacksonville for non-injury reasons, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Perry and Roderic Teamer were both ruled out for non-injury reasons, but the specifics of the situation remain unclear. Kyzir White figures to see an increased snap share on defense Sunday.

December 2, 2019 05:28 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Gets third career interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman picked up four tackles (three solo) and snared an interception in the 23-20 loss Sunday to the Broncos.

The Chargers ultimately wasted Perryman's third career interception, as the offense failed to move the ball more than a yard and settled for a long field goal that deflected off the left upright. The soon-to-be 27-year-old has been a nonfactor following the offseason signing of Thomas Davis, recording just 49 tackles through nine games.

November 8, 2019 11:12 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Active for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

Perryman couldn't finish Sunday's win over the Packers and didn't practice all week, but he shook off the injury in time to take the field Thursday. This will be Perryman's 10th game of the season, marking his highest game total since the 2016 campaign. Over the past seven games, the 26-year-old has averaged 5.4 stops, and he could have a busy night considering rookie Josh Jacobs has exceeded 20 carries in three of his last four outings.

November 7, 2019 01:28 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Status uncertain for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

Perryman hurt his knee during this past Sunday's win over the Packers and was unable to practice all week. He appears to be a true game-time decision against a threatening Raiders run game that features rookie Josh Jacobs. If Perryman is unable to play, Drue Tranquill figures to start at middle linebacker with Kyzir White experiencing an increase in his reserve role.

November 4, 2019 11:16 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Dealing with knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman exited Sunday's 26-11 win over the Packers with a right knee injury and didn't return, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Perryman only played 25 of a possible 54 defensive snaps as a result, but he still managed to lead the team with five tackles. He'll need to make a quick recovery to suit up in Thursday's matchup against the Raiders. If he's unable to go, Drue Tranquill figures to be the main beneficiary while Kyzir White should log a respectable snap count.

October 22, 2019 07:52 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman registered eight tackles (six solo) in the 23-20 loss Sunday to the Titans.

Perryman's playing time appeared to stagnate prior to Sunday, with the middle linebacker splitting time with veteran Thomas Davis throughout much of the season. Instead, both Perryman and Davis registered at least 60 percent of the defensive snaps, likely as a byproduct of the Titans run-heavy offensive approach. That strategy shouldn't change too much when the Chargers take on the Bears in Week 8, but it remains to be seen how much playing time Perryman will register as the second linebacker behind Davis.

October 1, 2019 01:32 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Doesn't have concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman tested negative for a concussion Monday, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Perryman was taken out of the Sunday's game versus the Dolphins in the second half and didn't return while he was being checked for a concussion. He passed the league's protocol, however, and will be good to go for Sunday's game versus the Broncos. Perryman has little IDP value with just nine tackles over the last two contests.

September 29, 2019 03:32 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Being checked for concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Perryman was set to be used more often in this contest, and he already had three solo tackles. He'll need to clear the league's protocol before he can get back into action, and Nick Dzubnar figures to slot in at middle linebacker for the time being.

September 21, 2019 03:00 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Increased role?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman will be utilized "much more" Sunday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Perryman has yet to play a defensive snap through two weeks, so by default the linebacker likely has to be on the field "more". What this means for Thomas Davis though is the true question mark considering the veteran linebacker currently leads the NFL in tackles. Jatavis Brown (ankle) is also expected to make his 2019 debut, complicating the potential playing time for both Perryman and Kyzir White, considering the latter has quietly asserted some fantasy value (16 tackles) in deep IDP leagues.

September 15, 2019 03:52 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (ankle) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Lions.

Perryman faced the same situation heading into Week 1, logging limited practice time, but was ultimately able to suit up. Now that he's officially active for the game, the 26-year-old likely will fill his usual role at middle linebacker.

September 15, 2019 02:04 AM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Still dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Lions.

Perryman dealt with this ankle injury before the season opener but was ultimately active at game time, although he only played one special teams snap. The fifth-year pro was a limited participant in practice all week, but the Chargers may exercise more caution this time around. If he's ultimately inactive, expect Kyzir White to fill in at middle linebacker.

September 8, 2019 02:52 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Colts.

Perryman was a new addition to the team's injury report Friday, and he has overcome the issue in time for the season opener. The 25-year-old will work as the team's starting middle linebacker, looking to build off of last year's performance where he averaged 5.7 tackles per game.

September 6, 2019 03:56 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Colts.

Perryman will serve as the Chargers' starting middle linebacker if he's able to go, but it appears as though a decision on his availability could go either way. Nick Dzubnar will likely see increased snaps if Perryman misses any time.

August 27, 2019 12:44 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Plays in preseason contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) played 24 snaps in the preseason loss Saturday to the Seahawks.

This all but confirms Perryman will be ready to go Week 1. The middle linebacker signed a two-year deal in the offseason to rejoin the Chargers and figures to be a solid IDP option when on the field, but he's played in just 42 of 64 games since being drafted and could wind up coming off the field in lieu of Kyzir White (knee) and Jatavis Brown in obvious passing situations, limiting his fantasy upside.

June 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Making progress in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills Thursday but is still limited, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Perryman sustained an LCL injury that kept him sidelined in the final seven games of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old -- as of May 21 -- isn't back to 100 percent, but is expected to be fully healthy for training camp come late July. The news that Perryman participated in 11-on-11 drills Thursday and appears to progressing bodes well for his 2018 workload, considering he's likely to be the starting middle linebacker for the Chargers when healthy.

May 22, 2019 12:28 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Expected back for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) isn't back to 100 percent yet but hopes to be good to go for training camp, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Perryman suffered an LCL injury that ended his 2018 season, and he's still working with the team's medical staff as he aims to get back to full strength. He'll figure to resume his role as the team's starting middle linebacker when he returns to action.

March 8, 2019 04:04 PM
Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Re-signs with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perryman (knee) is signing a two-year contract with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 2015 second-round pick was previously scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and would've been one of the top inside linebackers on the market. Perryman has missed 22 games in four NFL seasons, but he's never struggled to make an impact when healthy, averaging 5.4 tackles per game while doing solid work in coverage. He should be healthy for training camp after suffering a season-ending LCL injury in Week 10 of 2018.

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