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Denzel Perryman angers San Diego Chargers by playing dodgeball while injured

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The San Diego Chargers have had an interesting off-season so far, ahead of the 2015 season.

There have been rumours about quarterback Philip Rivers potentially deciding that he wouldn't stay with the team if they ended up moving to Los Angeles, while the Chargers decided to use their first round pick on running back Melvin Gordon, a talented player for sure but definitely a huge risk.

Denzel Perryman was selected in the 2nd round by San Diego, but he hasn't exactly been making a great first impression on the organization.

Dodgeball Drama

According to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers were furious with Perryman after he took part in a recent a recent dodgeball tournament despite apparently being too injured to take part in OTA's.

A video went around earlier this week of Perryman showing off his athletic ability, evading balls, jumping high and hitting the deck with exceptional agility.

The Chargers were not thrilled with the weekend activity of their second-round pick. Out with a minor hamstring ailment, Perryman mostly has been a spectator during organized team activities, not cleared for team drills in any of the four OTA practices to date. The team has since made its stance clear.

"It's been discussed," head coach Mike McCoy said when asked about the situation. "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."

It doesn't look like Perryman aggravated the injury in any way, but you can understand why the Chargers would prefer he avoid the risk altogether. Judging by the video though, it seems like the former Miami Hurricane is ready for a return to the practice field.

The event did benefit more than 25 local schools in the San Diego area, so at least some good came of it.


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