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Nick Perry | Linebacker | #53

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: USC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, teams covet free agent OLB Nick Perry.
Speaking at the Combine on Wednesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy expressed numerous times how he wants the team to re-sign Perry, but if we're to take La Canfora at his word, it sounds like there's going to be plenty of competition. Perry was looking like an early-career first-round bust, but he had a solid 2015 before exploding with an even bigger 2016 that saw him shatter his previous career-high of four sacks with 11 last year. Perry, 27 in April, was also Pro Football Focus' fourth-ranked 3-4 outside linebacker against the run. Mar 1 - 2:52 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Packers expect OLB Nick Perry (hand surgery) to return "at some point."

Perry is out this week but shouldn't miss the rest of the season. The Packers think he can play with a cast despite surgery on several broken fingers. Julius Peppers and Datone Jones will see more snaps until Perry returns.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Packers OLB Nick Perry (hand) could miss the rest of the season.

He suffered what coach Mike McCarthy called a "significant" left hand injury and has already had surgery on it. The injury occurred in the first half of Sunday's win over Houston. He returned to the game with a large cast on his hand but only lasted a few plays. Perry has never played a full season since arriving in the league in 2012.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:09:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry (hand) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Perry suffered the injury in the Week 12 win over the Eagles and tried to play with a club on his hand in Week 13 but suffered a setback. Perry will be reevaluated on Monday. It's a big loss for the Packers, as Perry is having easily his best season as PFF's top-rated 3-4 outside linebacker against the run. It's a big boost to Thomas Rawls' Week 14 matchup at Lambeau Field.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Packers re-signed OLB Nick Perry to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Perry has been a big-time bust as the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft, as he never developed into a menacing edge rusher. But Perry did carve out a role as a quality run defender and edge-setter. He'll fill the same role again in 2016 and play roughly 30-50 percent of the defensive snaps.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Brian Costello of the New York Post could see the Jets pursuing free agent OLB Nick Perry.

The Jets are in the process of remaking their linebacker corps and are looking for a veteran to pair with 2015 third-round pick Lorenzo Mauldin. Perry should land within the team's price range, which is important given the Jets' shortage of cap space. Perry defended the run well last year and finished with a bang by providing 3.5 sacks in Green Bay's two playoff games.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Packers OLB Nick Perry (shoulder) has resumed practicing.

Perry went down in Week 5. The situational pass rusher has generated 3.5 sacks in five games this season.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry was forced from Green Bay's Week 5 game against the Rams with a shoulder injury, and will not return.

Perry had offseason shoulder surgery. A situational pass rusher, Perry entered Week 5 with 117 snaps.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry revealed he underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

Perry added that the injury bothered him for almost all of 2014. When asked if he'll be ready for training camp, Perry balked at committing. Injury riddled and ineffective on the field, Perry has missed 16 games through three NFL seasons, managing nine career sacks. The Packers declined to exercise Perry's fifth-year option, so he's now entering a contract year.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 05:26:00 PM

The Packers will not pick up OLB Nick Perry's fifth-year option.

Perry has been a bit of a bust since the Packers took him 28th overall in 2012. He's never been a regular starter and was in on just 34.6 percent of the snaps last season. Perry's role is not expected to increase this year with Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal also at outside linebacker.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Packers activated OLB Nick Perry (undisclosed) from active/PUP.

A Ted Thompson whiff thus far as the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Perry missed the entire spring before failing his pre-camp physical. If not for his draft status, Perry might be entering 2014 on the roster bubble.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Packers placed OLB Nick Perry on the active/PUP list.

Perry and DE/OLB Mike Neal both failed their pre-camp physicals. Neal's inclusion is a surprise after he was a full-participant throughout OTAs, while Perry missed the entire offseason program with an undisclosed injury. A 2012 first-round pick, Perry has missed 15 of 32 possible regular season games.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 05:56:00 PM

According to ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, there is "frustration throughout the organization" with 2012 first-round pick Nick Perry, who missed all of spring practices with an undisclosed injury.

Asked to explain Perry's injury, coach Mike McCarthy replied "I mean, he's injured, so ..." Perry has missed 15 of 32 possible regular season games, and battled foot and ankle injuries in 2013. "It's unfortunate," chimed in LBs coach Winston Moss. "It's disappointing." Perry has six sacks through 17 NFL appearances. He's going to lose snaps to Julius Peppers this season.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 08:27:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry is sitting out OTAs with an undisclosed ailment.

It's unclear what Perry's issue is, but he missed five games with a broken foot last season. Oft-injured, the No. 28 overall pick of the 2012 draft is heading into a make-or-break year. Julius Peppers already promises to cut into his snap count.
Thu, May 29, 2014 06:30:00 PM

The Packers are hoping for a third-year jump from OLB Nick Perry.

Perry was reduced to a situational role in the second half of last year while playing through injuries, recording just 28 tackles and four sacks. He's going to see less playing time with the addition of Julius Peppers, but should still get regular snaps at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. Perry is entering a make-or-break season in 2014.
Sat, May 3, 2014 10:38:00 PM