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Nick Perry | Linebacker | #53

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: USC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / GB
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Packers re-signed OLB Nick Perry to a five-year, $60 million contract.
The deal comes with an $18.5 million signing bonus. His other suitors included the Colts, Falcons, and Jets. Perry came into his own last season, setting a career-high with 11 sacks while earning PFF's ninth-highest grade among 3-4 outside linebackers. He turns 27 next month. Mar 9 - 8:21 AM

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In addition to the Jets, the Falcons and Colts are reportedly showing interest in free agent OLB Nick Perry.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein adds that the Packers "want (Perry) back." The top pure edge pass rusher left on the market, 26-year-old Perry set a career high with 11 sacks last season, and also lived in opposing backfields in the running game. He should flirt with $10 million per year.
Mar 8 - 9:36 PM

NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes reports the Jets have "lots" of interest in free agent OLB Nick Perry.

Perry and Jabaal Sheard are viewed as the top two edge rushers on the market. Perry turns 27 next month and is coming off a career-year in his contract season, registering 11 sacks and playing elite run defense. Edge rusher is a massive need for the Jets.
Mar 8 - 1:38 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, teams covet free agent OLB Nick Perry.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expressed numerous times Wednesday how he wants the team to re-sign Perry, but there will be lots of competition. Perry was looking like an early-career first-round bust, but he had a solid 2015 before exploding for 11 sacks last season. Perry, 27 in April, was also Pro Football Focus' fourth-ranked 3-4 outside linebacker against the run.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 1 - 2:52 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

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