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3 Most Likely Free Agent Destinations for Breshad Perriman Following Release

Jason Schandl
Breshad Perriman most likely free agent destinations after being cut by the Detroit Lions.
Breshad Perriman most likely free agent destinations after being cut by the Detroit Lions. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images

After being written off as a bust over his first few NFL seasons, 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman finally broke out in 2019 and had a chance at an expanded role with the New York Jets in 2020.

A free agent again this offseason, he signed with the Detroit Lions as part of a group looking to replace Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr.

In a surprising move after their final preseason game, however, the Lions have released Perriman already.

Despite his inconsistent play, Perriman is still a dangerous big-play threat when he's on, and these are the most likely teams to roll the dice on signing the 27-year-old wideout.

Breshad Perriman FA Destinations

3. Washington Football Team

Terry McLaurin is obviously a baller, and Dyami Brown and Curtis Samuel give the Washington offense some exciting young receiving weapons.
Curtis Samuel seems to do his best work underneath though (he had a career year in 2020 when his average depth of target fell to a career-low 7.3 yards), and Brown's 4.50 40 time doesn't exactly paint him as a speedster. Perriman could give this offense a fun new dimension, and one that really fits with Ryan Fitzpatrick's love of slinging the ball deep.

2. Indianapolis Colts

With T.Y. Hilton now dealing with a ton of injury uncertainty, the Indianapolis Colts' WR room could use some help. They have some exciting young talent, like Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell, but this is not an especially deep receiving corps. They want to surround Carson Wentz with as much talent as possible to position him to thrive as the new franchise quarterback, and adding another deep threat on the outside could give this offense a big boost.

1. New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints need some serious wide receiver help, especially early in the year with Michael Thomas injured and Deonte Harris likely to be suspended. When Perriman truly broke out, catching 20 passes for 419 yards and 5 touchdowns across his final four games in 2019, that was with the help of Jameis Winston. Perriman may not fit in a Taysom Hill offense, but Winston's love of slinging the ball deep makes Perriman a natural fit on the outside.

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