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Packers sign Nick Perry to wrap up their draft class

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Nick Perry was the first player picked by the Packers in last month’s draft, but he was the last one to sign a contract with the team.

The Packers announced Friday afternoon that Perry has agreed to a contract with the team. As with all first round picks, Perry’s contract will run for four years with a team option for a fifth year. The Packers had signed their other seven draft picks over the last few days.

Perry will compete for the starting job opposite Clay Matthews at outside linebacker after leading the Pac-12 in sacks for USC last season. There were some scouts who questioned Perry’s effort level in college, but his results on the field were impressive as is his combination of size and speed. The Packers badly need some help for Matthews in the pass rush which should give Perry an edge over holdovers like Erik Walden and Frank Zombo.

The Packers will be holding their rookie minicamp through Sunday.

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21 Responses to “Packers sign Nick Perry to wrap up their draft class”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 11, 2012 5:26 PM

    I don’t see any barriers between the Packers and the Super Bowl.

  2. botchedextrapoint says: May 11, 2012 6:18 PM

    Loving this quick signing of rookies. No pointless holdouts that hold a teams fans to ransom. Get signed, get to camp, make an impact.

  3. packfntk says: May 11, 2012 6:29 PM

    If this guy and Worthy pan out the Packers will be very, VERY scary this year.

  4. beedubyatoo says: May 11, 2012 7:29 PM

    Too many ifs to get on that bandwagon.

    And I love the Pack.

  5. bearsstillsuck says: May 11, 2012 7:41 PM

    Hopefully zombo can stay healthy and walden can stay out of trouble for some depth.

  6. dbreinki says: May 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Love it! No one cares about the Packers – just look at the number of comments to the story – 5 – Really ! Only 5?

    While the vikings posts are in the hundreds!

    Tells you about the real support that the teams have, especially when the Packers have gone back to being the Packers(Lindy Infante anyone?).

  7. stevenfbrackett says: May 11, 2012 8:58 PM

    But has Hargrove been dumped yet? That is the story I am waiting for. I am shocked the Pack hasn’t gotten rid of him yet.

  8. philtration says: May 11, 2012 9:03 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 11, 2012 5:26 PM

    I don’t see any barriers between the Packers and the Super Bowl.
    ==================================

    Most Packer fans don’t see any barriers between making out with their sister either so oh well.

    I thought that the Packers were a lock to win it last year too?
    That is how the NFL can deal with the concussion issues they face.
    Just play the games on paper just like the Packer fans do.

  9. johnnyb216 says: May 11, 2012 9:41 PM

    Dbreinki,
    I would hope the vikings would have hundreds of posts with their stories seeing as though the only thing that’s been posted about them in the last 4 months has been related to them leaving Minnesota. As far as this story goes, its not really news since rookie contracts are now pretty much pre-determined with the new CBA. He was at practice today. That’s all I cared about.

  10. jimmeey says: May 11, 2012 9:48 PM

    Is it just me or aren’t rookie players holding out as long as they used to? Years ago sometimes we’d have to worry about some of them being signed by the beginning of the regular season.

  11. finley88thebeast says: May 11, 2012 9:52 PM

    we don’t worry bout commenting on posts. we watch our team win super bowls. I’m sorry your queens have never been able to do that…Go Packers….Queens will always blow….

  12. bigearl72 says: May 11, 2012 9:55 PM

    How did a response from 1998 sneak in here dbreinki?! Your jealousy of the Packers organization is off the charts.

  13. outlawshark says: May 11, 2012 10:01 PM

    dbreinki says:May 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Love it! No one cares about the Packers – just look at the number of comments to the story – 5 – Really ! Only 5?

    While the vikings posts are in the hundreds!

    Tells you about the real support that the teams have, especially when the Packers have gone back to being the Packers(Lindy Infante anyone?).
    _______________

    That’s because all the Packer fans are on the Viking sites reminding them that no matter how awesome they think their new stadium will be, it still won’t match Lambeau.

  14. cornerblitz says: May 11, 2012 10:01 PM

    Love it! No one cares about the Packers – just look at the number of comments to the story – 5 – Really ! Only 5?

    While the vikings posts are in the hundreds!

    Tells you about the real support that the teams have, especially when the Packers have gone back to being the Packers(Lindy Infante anyone?).

    *********************************************

    The weather is pretty nice is Wisconsin right now. People here actually do care about things besides football.

  15. jfsyria says: May 11, 2012 10:53 PM

    @dbreinki… You sound like the typical delusional viking fan. This post is about a draft pick signing a rookie contract, minor news like this doesn’t merit much of a comment… Your city might be building a stadium that isn’t an embarrassment to the rest of the NFL, but your organizations is still pitiful from top to bottom

  16. bobnelsonjr says: May 11, 2012 10:57 PM

    The Packers are an amazing, quality franchise.

    Having all their draft picks signed by May 11th is really getting started properly and shows how far they are ahead of everyone else.

    Having great ownership, great management, and great coaching, leads to having great players and a great team.

    No wonder why they had the best record in football last season.

  17. kennyrogerschicken says: May 11, 2012 11:43 PM

    dbreinki says: May 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Love it! No one cares about the Packers – just look at the number of comments to the story – 5 – Really ! Only 5?

    While the vikings posts are in the hundreds!

    Tells you about the real support that the teams have, especially when the Packers have gone back to being the Packers(Lindy Infante anyone?).

    —————————————————–

    Spot on with your assessment of people not caring about the Packers due to the lack of comments in a story about them. Also completely accurate – your post speaking volumes about your ignorance and stupidity. Walk tall.

  18. 13xworldchamps says: May 11, 2012 11:45 PM

    dbreinki says:
    May 11, 2012 8:48 PM
    Love it! No one cares about the Packers – just look at the number of comments to the story – 5 – Really ! Only 5?

    While the vikings posts are in the hundreds!

    Tells you about the real support that the teams have, especially when the Packers have gone back to being the Packers(Lindy Infante anyone?).

    …………………………………………………………………………..

    Hey dbreinki or whatever…..Do you know were your teams playing the next couple of years?

    Either a rental, the metrodump or maybe Los Angeles still? No team in pro football is supported by it’s fans like the Green Bay Packers

    nice try though, I’ll be at the game at the Metrodump on 12/30, and as usuall there will be as many Packer fans in the stands as Viking fans

  19. distcoyote says: May 12, 2012 12:08 AM

    dbreinki – Viking fans had a good week, you secured a stadium and preserved a great rivalry for years to come. Can’t you just be happy about that without ripping on some kid from USC signing with the Packers?

  20. blarry21 says: May 12, 2012 12:50 AM

    The pack is back and always will be with #12 under center. Best qb in the league no doubt. Anyone who doesn’t agree hasn’t watched him every week

  21. tangysizzl says: May 12, 2012 2:50 AM

    The Packers went 15-2 last year with statistically the worst pass defense in history. They needed to upgrade the talent level on defense and they did that in the draft with their first 6 picks.

    We will all see how that works out for them soon enough, Perry and Worthy are very welcome additions. to a defense that really lacked a consistant pass rush.

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