Per James Larsen, the Michigan Panthers have re-signed quarterback E.J. Perry. Perry joined the Panthers late in the 2023 season and played a major role in their push to make the playoffs.

QB E.J. Perry – Brown (25 y/o, 6’2, 210 lbs)

Perry made his first USFL appearance last season in a must-win game for the Panthers in the last game of the regular season. The game was against a divisional opponent the Philadelphia Stars in a win-and-your-in scenario. Perry completed 12 of his 23 passes (52.2%) for 121 yards and added 48 yards on 10 rushes and a rushing touchdown. The Panthers defeated the Stars 23-20 to punch their ticket to the playoffs.

Perry was highly impressive in the North Division Playoff game setting a modern USFL record for yards. He completed 23 of his 38 passes for 370 yards and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception in the Panthers’ overtime loss to the Maulers. He also added 22 rushing yards and a touchdown on 7 rushes. Perry was the rushing leader in both of his starts for the Panthers as Michigan struggled to get its run game going in both of those games.

Perry’s level of play in the USFL was good enough to drum up more NFL attention. He was signed by the Houston Texans ahead of the 2023 NFL season although he was released during final roster cuts. He completed 7 of his 12 passes for 58 yards in a preseason game with the Texans. Perry signed again with the Panthers on December 18 before the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him on December 20 where he spent the rest of the NFL season on their practice squad.

Perry played for Brown University in 2019 and 2021 after transferring from Boston College. At Brown, he started in 20 games completing 546 of his 862 passes (63.3%) for 5,981 yards and 45 touchdowns with 27 interceptions. He also rushed 253 times for 1,132 yards (4.47 average) and 15 touchdowns.

Perry was about to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2022 but opted to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars after the Eagles signed Carson Strong. He spent the 2022 season on the Jaguars practice squad. His NFL rights were waived by the Jaguars in March of 2023 and he was claimed by the Houston Texans who later waived him in May.

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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