Jamal Perry didn’t have a great preseason and the third-year defensive back is only depth at a deep position. Perry would likely have cleared the waiver wire and could have been added to the practice squad. The problem is he showed at least a little more than Noah Igbinoghene and Miami isn’t ready to cut bait on Noah quite yet.
Perry has had some good games and plays but his volume of work and resume doesn’t have a lot on it and that may be a good thing. He needs to get work in but I’m not certain that he will see an active status throughout the year.
Miami is carrying quite a few defensive backs into the season and that isn’t surprising given Brian Flores’ love for the secondary. Perry needs to take a step forward this year and find some consistency. It will be interesting to see what kind of work volume he gets this season.
Like the other on this list, it makes you wonder what Miami could have done with their roster but they could also be looking to see what happens after week one as some veterans who will not be on a roster will be able to join teams without the fully guaranteed salary for 2021. Miami could add one or two players after Sunday’s game and Perry could be on the outside if that happens.