Chargers GM Tom Telesco confirmed that they plan to place LB Denzel Perryman on injured reserve in the coming days after he previously underwent surgery for an ankle injury.
However, teams can only place players who are on their initial 53-man roster on injured reserve in order for them to be eligible to return later on in the season.
According to Telesco, they plan to have Perryman back at some point this year, which means he won’t be put on I.R. until Monday.
“He just had surgery last week so it’s slow right now, but the plan with him is that he’d come back at some point during the year,” Telesco said, via Chargers.com.
Perryman, 23 is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $4.776 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Perryman appeared in 12 games and recorded 72 tackles, two sacks, an interception and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 43 linebacker out of 86 qualifying players.