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LA Chargers: 4 free agents that will most likely sign elsewhere

Aug 30, 2020; Los Angeles, California, United States; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram III (54) and running back Austin Ekeler (30) stretch during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 30, 2020; Los Angeles, California, United States; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram III (54) and running back Austin Ekeler (30) stretch during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers free agents that will walk: 3. Denzel Perryman

Denzel Perryman has had an up and down career with the LA Chargers. There were times in which Perryman looked really solid but could not stay healthy on the field. There were times where Perryman was a hole on the defensive side, playing unproductive defense and being a sore spot.

Perryman likely ended his Chargers tenure on a bright spot as he was pretty solid for the Bolts in 2020. He was not incredible, but he did play good enough football where some team will probably overpay him in free agency this offseason.

It is simply time for the Chargers to enter a new era at the linebacker position. The switch to a 3-4 defense really removes the need for Perryman as the team will have Kenneth Murray and Drue Tranquill to primarily play ILB. When Murray is off the field or lined up at OLB, the team has Kyzir White to fill in as a coverage linebacker on the inside.

Whatever Perryman gets in free agency the Chargers would be much better off reallocating to an outside linebacker. Bringing Perryman back with the defensive scheme change just does not make a lot of sense, even if he had a solid 2020 season.

At least we got to see this miraculous tackle from Perryman in what will likely be his last game as a Charger.

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