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Nick Perry | Linebacker

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: USC
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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. Jun 16 - 5:26 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 10:59 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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Packers OLB Nick Perry's snap count dropped from 38 to 33 to 28 to 22 to 12 over Green Bay's final five regular season games.

Perry has generally rushed the passer well when given opportunities this year, but is playing through an October 13 cracked foot and fallen behind Mike Neal and Andy Mulumba on the depth chart. He's having trouble changing direction in space. "Nick is pushing through some issues health-wise," confirmed OLBs coach Kevin Greene. Perry has six sacks through 17 career games.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Packers OLB Nick Perry has been diagnosed with a broken foot, but "will return this year."

It's yet another blow for Green Bay's unbelievably beat-up linebacker corps, and leaves them short both edge 'backers with Clay Matthews (thumb) sidelined. A 2012 first-rounder, Perry has been inconsistent this season, but is coming off two good games.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy says second-year OLB Nick Perry "looks so much smoother and athletic" than he did as a rookie.

Perry, the No. 28 overall pick last year, had an underwhelming rookie season. He registered just two sacks in six games before a season-ending wrist injury. Perry is still sporting a brace on the wrist, but McCarthy says if training camp started tomorrow that Perry would be out there with no restrictions.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry (wrist) has been fully cleared.

The 2012 first-rounder has been running opposite Clay Matthews in OTAs. Perry is blaming his lost rookie season on his wrist injury. "We strike and we do everything with our hands," Perry said. "Without hands you don’t have any grip to keep force and do all the things you’re supposed to do with both hands. Makes you a little handicapped out there." Perry also says he's lost a little weight after playing at 265 last season. "I want to feel more comfortable where I’m at."
Fri, May 24, 2013 02:05:00 PM

An NFC scout likens Packers OLB Nick Perry to former first-round bust Vernon Gholston.

The Packers' first-round pick, Perry suffered through a rookie campaign marred by injury and inconsistency as he transitioned from college end to 3-4 outside linebacker. "When I saw Nick, I saw more of a Vernon Gholston," the scout said. "(Perry) had a great (Combine), but (he's) not a consistently explosive athlete. ... He never showed that kind of 'juice' off the edge to really threaten. So I kind of worry about that." Perry's rookie year was hardly blockbuster, but his two sacks in six games are already two more than Gholston notched his entire career. The Pack need Perry to step up in 2013, but it's far too early to declare him a bust.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Packers placed OLB Nick Perry (wrist surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Perry hasn't played since injuring his knee last month and reportedly underwent surgery on his left wrist Tuesday. The Packers will continue to go with a rotation of Erik Walden, Frank Zombo, and Dezman Moses at outside linebacker. Perry will finish his rookie year with two sacks in six games. TE Andrew Quarless has been activated from the PUP list in a corresponding move.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 05:37:00 PM

Packers rookie OLB Nick Perry reportedly underwent surgery on his left wrist Tuesday.

According to NBC Milwaukee, the first-round pass rusher is expected to be placed on injured reserve. Perry first injured his wrist in Week 1, but played through it until injuring his knee in Week 6. He totaled 18 tackles and two sacks in six games, earning a positive pass rush grade from Pro Football Focus. With Clay Matthews (hamstring) in danger of missing Week 11, the Packers will have to rely on Erik Walden, Brad Jones, and Dezman Moses.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 10:55:00 PM

Packers OLB Nick Perry is seeking a second opinion on his the left wrist he injured in Week 2.

Perry has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury in Week 6. It's ill-timed bad news, as the Packers could be without OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) for multiple weeks. Perry's status may not be updated until after the Packers' Week 10 bye.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 04:29:00 PM

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