If the Los Angeles Chargers have their way, middle linebacker Denzel Perryman won’t hit the open market when the league’s new calendar year begins, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says that the club is trying to sign Perryman to a new deal before the start of the new league year, which is set to start next Wednesday.
Perryman has been very good in his time with the Bolts when healthy, but sadly for him as well as the Chargers having him 100 percent has been a huge problem.
Last season Perryman played only nine games last year due to a knee injury and he was limited to seven games in 2017 after opening the regular season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
If the Bolts can get the deal done, it would have to come with a raise. Last year Perryman made a base salary of $1 million in the final year of his contract.
Perryman has been very good against the run, but again it’s all about being healthy and trying to stay on the field, as playing in just 20 games over three seasons just isn’t going to get it done.
That’s not going to stop the Chargers from trying to sign Perryman before next Wednesday, it all know comes down to the offer as well as what the middle linebacker thinks he might be worth on the open market if he chooses to go that route.