Packers re-sign Nick Perry

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Because the Packers selected linebacker Nick Perry in the first round of the 2012 draft, they could have exercised an option in his contract to hold onto him for a fifth year.

The Packers opted not to do that last year, but Perry will be remaining in Green Bay all the same. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Perry has re-signed with the Packers for one year at $5 million.

That’s $2.75 million less than the Packers would have had to pay under the terms of the option, which means the market played out well for the team.

Perry, who is No. 79 on PFT’s list of the top free agents in 2016, has had a hard time staying healthy during his time with the Packers and has missed 18 games since joining the team. He’s only missed three of them the last two seasons, though, and flashed the kind of pass rushing production that’s been missing from much of his career with 3.5 sacks in two playoff games last season.

Keeping that up would mean more playing time for Perry, although he should have a prominent role in run defense however things play out on that front.

38 responses to “Packers re-sign Nick Perry

  1. His breakout year could be coming, giving him big money next year with the Packers or with another team.

    Well played Ted.

  2. Bit of a dilemma for Perry, but he made the smart move.

    Either re-sign with the Packers and have a chance at a Super Bowl championship, or be overpaid by the Vikings and remain forever ringless.

  3. Conor- Maybe you should try following the team you troll a bit more than as a casual fan. Or you could just read the article discussing that he’s been injured a lot.

    On the flip side, he did play a role in shutting down the supposed all world running back in both games against the Packers.

  4. Perry is a bum. He is one of what i refer to as the three bustkateers: datone jones ,perry, and worthy. Two one picis and a two wasted b y ted t. Genius he aint

  5. He’s a 4-3 DE in college who took awhile (due to injuries) to adjust to a 3-4 OLB. He’s still improving and the one year deal gives him a lot of incentive to really bring it on this coming year.

  6. Damn. I followed his career at USC and was hoping my Vikes would sign him. I think he would have been perfect in Zimmer’s scheme if he’s healthy now.

  7. The thing I remember about him is that he’s a 4-3 DE who got drafted into a 3-4 scheme and Shea McClellin is a 3-4 OLB who got drafted into a 4-3. Both teams got it bass-ackwards but unlike McClellin, Perry has actually sort of worked out.

  8. He was a player that showed GREAT athletic ability at the combine. Unfortunately its been rough for him making the transition, he adds good depth, and they saved some money by not activating the option.

  9. I’m kind of surprised someone didn’t drop a bunch of money on him after his playoff performance last year.

    As is, this is a decent signing for the Pack. The one caveat is that I’m not sure if Perry is an every down guy. It really seems like he is mainly suited for their nickel package on sure passing downs.

    One other oddity. 5 playoff games, 6 sacks. 46 regular season games, 12 sacks.

  10. 1. Another Packer Bust in the first round!!!!!!
    Let’s take a look at their brilliance over the years. In Turd Thompson you cheese trolls still trust??? You yellow headed bug eyed trolls!!!!!!!
    Sincerely,\
    2015- Damarious Randall- Projected as a nickel back only, 30 teams already passed on him in the draft…….?????
    2014- HE HE TIX TOX ( Refuses to make plays on 2 pt. conversions)
    2013 – Dantone Jones -BUST
    2012 – Nick Perry – BUST (40 million dollar signing bonus!!)
    2011 – Derek Sherrod –BUST (Ted Thompson gave over 65 million up front)
    2010 – Brian Bulaga – BUST (over 30 million at signing)
    2009 – BJ Raji – BUST / Clay Matthews- BUST!!!!!! Steroids ruined career.
    2008 – NO Pick (forgot to turn in draft card)
    2007 – Justin Harrell – BUST, (Ted is talking about bringing him back)
    2006 – AJ HAWK – BUST (working on an extension to play until he is 50/0 probowls)
    2005 – Ahmad Carroll – BUST (Given or 80 million dollars from shareholders)
    2001 – Jamal Reynolds – BUST
    2000 – Bubba Franks – BUST (rumored to still be on the practice squad)
    1999 – FORGOT TO ATTEND DRAFT!!!!! DAMM YOU TED!!!!!
    1997 – Ross Verba – BUST (Ted Thompson wants him to un retire)
    1996 – John Michels – EPIC BUST
    1995 – Aaron Taylor – BUST (Rumored to be trying a comeback per Ted Thompson)
    1992 – Terrell Buckley – EPIC BUST
    1991 – Vinnie Clark – BUST
    1990 – Tony Bennett – BUST
    1989 – Tony Mandarich – BIGGEST BUST IN NFL HISTORY!

  11. That is awesome that the Packers’ first-round draft choice underperformed so much that they were able to re-sign him at a bargain price. Nice going, Ted!
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    The difference is that he was injured and played through the injury so some of his under performance can be explained. This is completely different than Corduroy Patterson who just sucks.

  12. arianal…..slow down son! You’re giving us the impression your mother was a Packer locker room attendant with these guys. It doesn’t have to be so personal. Take some deep breaths.

  13. judsonjr says:
    Mar 11, 2016 1:18 AM
    As is, this is a decent signing for the Pack. The one caveat is that I’m not sure if Perry is an every down guy. It really seems like he is mainly suited for their nickel package on sure passing downs.
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    He’s the best edge holder for run plays of all of the OLB’s on the team.

  14. I always love the guy posting Terrell Buckley as a bust. Played 14 years in the NFL, 35th All-time in career INT.

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    He only played 3 or those 14 years in GB. So, those other 11 years mean nothing in looking at what he did for the team that drafted him.

    Packers traded him for nothing to Miami, instead of waiving him.

    For the Packers, he was a bust.

  15. AJ Hawk must be the player in the NFL to be be a Franchise leader in Tackles, AND a bust.

    Just because 20 teams pass on someone doesn’t make them a bust.. Randall played well… 20 teams passed on Rodgers and he isn’t a bust.

    Plus the Packers have won 2 SuperBowl during that compilation of 1st round “Busts” while the Vikings never made it to a Superbowl in your life.

  16. 1st Rd pick 4 years ago and you only sign him to 1yr, during the prime of his career? I guess if you get more than a 1 year of play from a packer 1st rounder it’s way above their average.

  17. 1st Rd pick 4 years ago and you only sign him to 1yr, during the prime of his career? I guess if you get more than a 1 year of play from a packer 1st rounder it’s way above their average.
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    Maybe if you knew how to read you would understand that he’s had a lot of nagging injuries, so signing him to a 1 year prove it deal is for both sides to decide on a long term deal if/when they can tell he’s over the injuries and is worth it.

  18. thanks again for passing on Harrison Smith.
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    I’ll take passing on Harrison Smith all day long vs. passing on Rodgers not once but twice for Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    Smith is an ok safety but the Packers don’t lack an safeties, so not quite sure why they would be worried about not having Harrison Smith on the team.

  19. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 12, 2016 11:37 PM
    What does this have to do with Rogers having the most playoff losses by starting QBs in the NFC north?
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    Who?

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