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ILB Denzel Perryman - Los Angeles Chargers

5-11, 236Born: 12-5-1993College: MiamiDrafted: Round 2

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Perryman will miss 8-10 weeks after ankle surgery. The injury occurred on Sunday August 13 in the preseason opener.


Perryman is a high-floor IDP option; a full, healthy season would almost certainly bring mid-to-low-end LB2 value. But IDP leaguers will need to note that he's almost strictly a run-stuffer, and that he'll have to make his hay almost exclusively on tackles. He contributes little in the pass game, and he's lost 7 of his first 32 NFL games to injury. He's a fine target later in your IDP draft if you're in need of relative linebacker stability, but don't expect fireworks. Teammate Jatavis Brown is the sexier all-around pick. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 41, 35, 35, 41, 45, 49
ILB Dynasty - 53, 51, 55

Stats and Projections

2015 SD 14 57 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 SD 12 54 15 2 0 0 1 2 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 74 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 85 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Chargers | Denzel Perryman out several weeks (Tue Aug 15, 02:15 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 15, to repair a torn ligament in his ankle, according to sources. He will miss eight to ten weeks.

Our View: It's a blow for the Chargers run defense. Perryman is assignment sound and does a good job of cleaning up against the run. The recovery time from this surgery likely puts Perryman on the PUP list to start the regular season.
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Chargers | Denzel Perryman may go on short-term IR (Mon Aug 14, 08:16 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) appears to be a strong candidate for the short-term Reserved/Injured list because of his ankle injury, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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Chargers | Denzel Perryman may need surgery (Mon Aug 14, 07:19 PM) - Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) may need surgery on his injured ankle and will miss at least the first four games of the regular season, according to a source.

Our View: Wow. This injury was originally thought to be a high ankle sprain. This sounds much worse. If he's set to miss the first month of the regular season, then the PUP list is a possibility for the young linebacker. When healthy, Perryman is one of their best run defenders. Remember this when considering RBs going up against the Chargers, like Broncos RB C.J. Anderson in Week 1.
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Chargers | Denzel Perryman likely out 4-6 weeks (Mon Aug 14, 08:20 AM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) is likely to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury, but he'll have an MRI Monday, Aug. 14, to confirm.

Our View: The ankle injury is likely a high sprain. This puts Perryman's availability in question for the regular season opener on Monday Night Football against the Broncos. He's one of the team's top run-stuffers when healthy.
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Chargers | Denzel Perryman carted off (Sun Aug 13, 11:04 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (foot) was carted off against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Aug. 13, and he returned to the sidelines on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot.

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2017 Schedule

1@ Denver Broncos
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs Kansas City Chiefs
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5@ New York Giants
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Denver Broncos
8@ New England Patriots
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16@ New York Jets
17vs Oakland Raiders