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.
The 2015 second-round pick has already missed 22 regular-season games, most recently suffering a season-ending LCL injury in Week 10 of 2018. Perryman was on pace for his first 100-tackle campaign prior to the injury, averaging 48 snaps per game as a starter at middle linebacker. He should be healthy before training camp in 2019, but it isn't clear if he'll re-sign with the Chargers or find a larger contract elsewhere. The 25-year-old might actually prefer a short-term deal, as a healthy campaign would set him up for a massive pay day down the road.
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.
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|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|