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Panthers trade Denzel Perryman to the Raiders

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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers added some future draft capital Wednesday night, in exchange for a player who hadn't cracked the starting lineup here.

The team has agreed to trade linebacker Denzel Perryman to the Raiders. The deal is pending a physical.

The Panthers will send Perryman and their 2022 seventh-round pick to Las Vegas, for the Raiders' 2022 sixth-rounder.

The Panthers signed the veteran linebacker in free agency this offseason, but he wasn't able to pass Jermaine Carter for the starting job in the middle.

Perryman had recovered from a hip flexor problem which cost him some time in camp, and was out the last two days after a teammate stepped on his foot in practice. He had been a productive player in his first six years with the Chargers, making him a known commodity for his new team.

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