Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said this week that MLB Denzel Perryman is now healthy enough to return to his starting role in the middle, which includes calling the defensive plays. “I thought that he looked his best (in practice this week) since he came back from the surgery, to be honest with you,” Lynn told the Orange County Register. “He’s going to play.” LB Kyzir White looks like the player who's playing time will suffer. “Kyzir, he’s doing a heck of a job, but he has a lot to learn,” Lynn said. “He’s still learning. It’s just, now that Denzel is up to speed, we’re going to get him back in there because we’re different when he’s in the game versus the run. Kyzir will still get some reps, but not as many.” We've knocked White out of the Week 3 LB rankings and added Perryman. The veteran is still risky for IDP use, though. Even at full health, he has historically left the field for passing sub packages. Thomas Davis remains the Chargers LB to use.
The Chargers will be without LB Jatavis Brown (groin) and LB Kyzir White (knee) for today's game against the Browns. That leaves the defense down to its #3 weak-side LB, with only Denzel Perryman as an IDP option in the LB corps.
The Chargers have ruled LB Kyzir White out for Sunday's game against the 49ers with a knee injury. That could mean a starting spot for Jatavis Brown on Sunday. No Chargers LB makes for a strong IDP play, though.