Chargers coach miffed with injured Perryman playing dodgeball

If you can dodge a wrench, you should probably be able to practice, right?

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Denzel Perryman, your coaches are watching you.

The San Diego Chargers’ rookie linebacker hasn’t been a part of OTAs the last couple of weeks because he’s been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue. Fine, these things happen and there’s no need to take any risks this early.

But . . . what about this?

That’s Perryman playing dodgeball at a charity event hosted by his teammate Corey Liuget on Saturday. Those are some serious moves. Moves that might have ticked off some his coaches.

"It’s been discussed. That’s all I’m going to say," Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said to the San Diego Union-Tribune. "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."


Nobody with the Chargers would be upset with Perryman taking part in a charity event, of course. But when you’re missing practice time because of an injury, it doesn’t look good to be out running around.

(H/T to Pro Football Talk)