The Chargers later announced that Perryman would not return with an ankle injury. He was back on the sidelines in the second half with crutches and a walking boot on his left foot.
The former second-round pick led the Chargers last season with 80 tackles despite only playing in 12 games. Perryman can deliver a heat-seeking blow to opposing ball carriers, but is well-renowned for his smarts as well. He was slated to call the defense as the MIKE in the Bolts' defense, Flanagan also noted.