3 Former Chargers Los Angeles Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

The Los Angeles Chargers should look to bring back these familiar faces in free agency to take a step forward next season.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
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LB Denzel Perryman

The former second-round pick of the Chargers, Denzel Perryman unfortunately had his best seasons after he left. After spending first six seasons of his career with the Bolts, Perryman was signed by the Panthers before being traded to the Raiders. In his first season out of Los Angeles, Perryman made his first Pro Bowl with a whopping 154 tackles in 15 games. 

Despite getting up there in age, Perryman continues to be effective. He spent 2023 on the Texans as Houston was one of the surprise teams of the year. In 12 games, he racked up 76 stops, including six behind the line of scrimmage. He helped the Texans’ front seven become a top-ten unit against the run after they were ranked dead last the year prior. 

The former Miami standout likely can’t play as many games and snaps anymore. He deals with nagging injuries, forcing him to miss ten games over the last two seasons. But he would be affordable on a one-year contract and the Chargers could certainly use more veteran leadership and depth in their defensive unit which has been underwhelming relative to their talent level over the last few years.