Report: Darren Waller, Denzel Perryman seeking new deals from Raiders

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The Raiders have extended a few of their core players over the course of the offseason, including quarterback Derek Carr, defensive end Maxx Crosby, and receiver Hunter Renfrow.

Now as the club begins training camp, there are a couple more players who would like some more security.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, tight end Darren Waller and linebacker Denzel Perryman are seeking new contracts.

As previously noted, Waller is woefully underpaid — especially considering the tight end deals that have been signed this offseason. He’s slated to make is slated to make $6.25 million in base salary in each of the next two seasons, plus $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

On the other hand, Browns tight end David Njoku signed a four-year deal that will pay him $14.18 million per year this offseason. Waller has reached 1,100 yards in two of the last three seasons. Njoku’s career high is 639 from 2018.

Waller recently hired new representation. The fact that he reported to training camp on Wednesday — and has said in the past that he’s letting his agent handle the contract — is potentially a positive sign for both sides.

Perryman was a Pro Bowler for the first time in 2021 after Las Vegas acquired him from Carolina. He tallied a career-high 154 tackles. He has one year remaining on his contract.

20 responses to “Report: Darren Waller, Denzel Perryman seeking new deals from Raiders

  1. While I agree Walker is a bit underpaid, the fact the Browns are morons and way overpay people doesnt mean everyone has to

  2. Is the problem with Walker’s contract, not his contract but the Browns instead.

  3. Meh, Raiders still have 22.5 million in cap space. This is a non issue and both, especially Waller, will be taken care of.

  4. Yeah Waller is underpaid but he signed the contract and was happy with it at the time. If he underperformed would he offer to accept a lower deal ? Course not. He signed the deal. Should honour it

  5. Browns made a huge mistake. It’s what they do. Don’t hold other teams accountable for their mistakes. Let someone else make $14 mil a year mistakes. Is the guy Travis Kelce or George Kittle?

  6. Let’s see if Perryman can repeat last season. I don’t think he deserved a Pro Bowl

  7. Hmmm, well if he is making 500k per week on the roster, for 17 weeks that’s 8.5 milli…coupled with the 6.25 mill, he is making 14.75 per…as long as he is on the roster….Njoku is too expensive for my liking but Waller isn’t sitting in a poor spot….

  8. boknowsvt says:
    July 20, 2022 at 3:04 pm
    Meh, Raiders still have 22.5 million in cap space. This is a non issue and both, especially Waller, will be taken care of.

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    Umm, the Pats spiked the market dramatically before the boost of Covid cap money last year.

    The Browns deal for Ndoku reflects this reality.

    The 22 million will disappear overnight with both a Wallar and Perryman deal.

  9. The 500,000 per game roster bonus is 500,000/17 not 500K per game. His total pay for this and next year is 6.8 and 7.0 million. Yes he’s underpaid. Njoku money is nonsense. Waller’s worth 30 million per if that’s the measure. The more relevant number is Kelce averaging 16.5 over the next 3 years. Waller should get 13-14 per based on Kelce’s IMO. But he does have 2 years left on his contract not 1 so . . .

  10. Perryman YES last year of deal. Waller NO maybe next year. 14M is plenty maybe too much based on last year. Then again missed 6 game bonuses so make it 11m.

  11. Is the problem with Walker’s contract, not his contract but the Browns instead.

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    -It’s a little of both. Waller is maybe the 14th or 15th ranked paid TE as of now when he is undoubtedly a top 5 player.

  12. Waller will get paid next off season if he can stay healthy and productive, if not he’ll be traded. Perryman won’t get another contract with the Raiders he’ll have to finish out this year and hit the market

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