Perez was cut by the Lions on Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Perez, along with Tom Savage, lost out to Josh Johnson for the backup quarterback spot in Detroit. It would be a surprise to see Perez added to another club's active roster, but he could get a shot at a practice squad spot.
Perez signed a contract with the Lions on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Perez previously spend time with the Eagles this offseason and now gets a chance in Detroit with Tom Savage (concussion) nursing a head injury. The Texas A&M-Commerce product and former AAF quarterback will provide the Lions with depth heading into Thursday's exhibition tilt against the Browns.
Perez was let go by the Eagles on Monday.
With veteran Cody Kessler making his way to Philly, it was highly likely that the team would have to make space in the quarterback room. Perez most recently played for the Birmingham Iron of the AAF, where he completed 135 of 258 passes for 1,460 yards, five touchdowns and six picks. The Texas A&M-Commerce product will now have to look elsewhere for an opportunity, but likely be limited to a camp arm this summer.
Perez signed a contract with the Eagles on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM reports.
Perez most recently played for the Birmingham Iron of the AAF, where he completed 135 of 258 passes (52.3 percent) for 1,460 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. An undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M-Commerce in 2018, Perez will compete for a depth role behind Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld.
Perez is expected to go through a workout with the Eagles next week, Adam Caplan of the NFL Network reports.
Perez (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) is a big-bodied quarterback who's just a couple of years removed from a 2017 season at Texas A&M-Commerce where he threw for 5,001 yards and 47 touchdowns on a 70.6 percent completion rate. After going undrafted and then getting waived by the Rams ahead of the 2018 campaign, Perez tried his hand in the AAF, but a 5:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio and roughly 1,500 yards passing on 52.3 percent completion rate against subpar competition this winter didn't exactly turn heads. Furthermore, it paled in comparison to the Alliance's most impressive quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, who threw for over 2,100 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions on a 60.6 percent completion rate. The best Perez can really hope for is to get picked up to participate in a some team's training camp this summer, whether that be in Philly or elsewhere.
Perez is expected to split time under center with Brandon Allen during the Rams' preseason finale Thursday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
The Rams plan to play Perez the entire second half of Thursday's contest. Perez is still considered to be a long shot to make the roster, but the 24-year-old will have the chance to show off for 31 other teams should the Rams opt to part ways during 53-man cutdowns.