Chargers criticize Denzel Perryman for playing dodgeball while injured
San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Denzel Perryman played in a charity dodgeball event on Saturday despite being limited at Monday's practice with a hamstring injury.
Perryman has yet to participate fully in a practice at OTAs this spring.
“It's been discussed,” Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “That's all I'm going to say. I've discussed it with him. That's it. You've got to get past these tests here before you do all of that stuff.”
Teammate Donald Butler laughed when asked about Perryman on Monday, according to the Union-Tribune.
“Yeah, (Denzel) needs to be chilling out on that dodgeball stuff,” Butler said.
Perryman was a second-round pick out of Miami, where he was a two-time All-ACC selection at middle linebacker. He will compete with incumbent starters Butler and Manti Te'o.
- Dan Gartland