The Las Vegas Raiders have been in the market for a linebacker this summer. That now comes to a culmination with the acquisition of Denzel Perryman from the Carolina Panthers.
Carolina announced Wednesday evening that it has sent Perryman to the Raiders a long with a seventh-round pick in 2022 in exchange for a sixth-round selection next year.
“The Panthers signed the veteran linebacker in free agency this offseason, but he wasn’t able to pass Jermaine Carter for the starting job in the middle,” the Panthers said in their announcement. “Perryman had recovered from a hip flexor problem which cost him some time in camp, and was out the last two days after a teammate stepped on his foot in practice.”
A second-round pick of the then-San Diego Chargers back in 2015, Denzel Perryman spent his first six seasons in Southern California before signing with the Panthers this past spring. Said deal came in the form of a two-year, $6 million contract.
The Miami (F) product has appeared in 69 games (51) starts throughout his career. During that span, he’s recorded 349 tackles (250 solo), five sacks and three interceptions.
Las Vegas has been in the market for help in the middle over the past several weeks. Denzel Perryman will now slot in with Cory Littleton and Nicholas Morrow to form an improved linebacker group in the desert.