Denzel Perryman: My agent handles contract, I just want to play football

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Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman met with reporters after reporting to the team’s training camp on Wednesday and that turned out to be good timing because he was the subject of a report concerning his contract earlier in the day.

Perryman was included alongside tight end Darren Waller as Raiders players looking for new contracts from the team. Perryman has a year left on his deal with a base salary of $1.12 million.

When Perryman arrived at Raiders camp, he was asked about the report and didn’t deny that he’d like to sign a new deal, but said his focus will be on football while his agent handles anything on the business side.

“I knew that was coming. That’s why I’m sweating . . . My agent Ron Butler is handling that. I just want to play football,” Perryman said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.

Perryman joined the Raiders last season and had 154 tackles in 15 starts during the regular season.

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