Packers cut Nick Perry

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After seven years in Green Bay, Nick Perry is out.

The Packers announced today that Perry has been released after a disappointing season that ended with him on injured reserve with a knee injury.

It was a particularly disappointing season because of Perry’s contract: The Packers, who drafted Perry in the first round in 2012, signed him to a five-year, $60 million contract in 2017. His dead cap hit this year will be $11.1 million.

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst released a statement thanking Perry for doing “a tremendous job on the field,” and he had some good seasons in Green Bay. But his departure after just two seasons of a five-year contract is a big disappointment.

76 responses to “Packers cut Nick Perry

  1. Too bad. We need all the help we can get on the Packers. But I like his dead cap hit. Rings a bell.

  2. Dude got paid and never showed back up. This is why you don’t do guaranteed contracts. Good riddance.

  3. And the Packer demise continues…
    ——
    Or if you don’t live with purple tinted glasses, the Packers signed 4 quality free agents today. Whichever works for you. At least your first right?

  4. goodluckking says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    And the Packer demise continues….
    ____________________________

    Dream on, son. It’s over, you’re done.

  5. The long overdue attention to the talent deficit is in full swing. Packer fans have to be optimistic about the changes so far. Will Matthews agree to a reworked contract and a move to playing inside more? If not, he’s likely next. With a solid draft, the Packers could be back to fielding a truly competitive roster again sooner than most people thought likely.

  6. Pats like guys who are cut and need a great year for a payday the next.
    Will do a good for the SBVIV winners!

  7. goodluckking says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    “And the Packer demise continues…”

    And if you knew anything about the Packers you would know that Perry was one huge reason for that demise.he was rarely seen on the field the last two seasons because he was always hurt and not helping his team. the demise has been stopped dead in its tracks with the 4 FA agreements that will be signed tomorrow.

  8. Perry if the epitome of the one-year wonder (turn it up in a contract year) player and Thompson foolishly gave him a huge $$$ contract. Of course, Perry should have been drafted by a 4/3 team in the first place—another Thompson special. Buffalo’s not so bad Nick.

  9. And what has Perry done great exactly for the defense in the last three seasons?he had a one good season,signed a huge contract and disappeared on the injury list. just keep worrying if your Vikings are about to be overtaken this season by the Packers and Bears who both have the talent now to put them back in third place in the NFCN.

  10. Will Matthews agree to a reworked contract and a move to playing inside more? If not, he’s likely next.
    =====

    Matthews is a free agent.

  11. Natural 4-3 DE stupidly drafted by the Packers for a 3-4 scheme. He was fighting an uphill battle from the start even before the injuries.

  12. stellarperformance says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    Perry cut. Vikings keep Barr. Win-win for the Packers.
    *****
    Even on a story that has nothing to do with the Vikings, you show how much they are in your head. Definition of obsession: “an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind.” That describes the feeling you have for the Vikings perfectly.

  13. Does MN tell Barr “Thanks but no-thanks” so they can add another former Packer?
    Upgrade that XFL roster?

  14. Good dude! Good player! Couldn’t escape injuries. It’s a business.

    He will find a landing spot very soon.

    Good luck Nick!

    #OnceAPackerAlwaysAPacker

  15. And to think that GB chose him one pick prior to All Pro Harrison Smith’s selection by the Vikings.

    Thanks, Ted.

  16. Highsmith should be interested in bringing him to Cleveland on a 1 year ‘prove it” deal.

  17. e2elt says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    Come’n Colbert! PLSSS!!! Release Dupree and pay Perry!!!
    ___________

    Be careful what you wish for.
    I like Nick, but the Dude is always hurt.
    Don’t get me wrong, he’s tough and he’ll try and gut it out, which I’ll give him credit for, but he just isn’t the same player.

    His one healthy and productive season was in a contract year and I was shocked that Ted Thompson paid him.
    Though I was cautiously optimistic because of his age, it was just back to the same old routine.
    I seriously hope he’s able to find some strong and healthy footing at his new locale.

  18. I think the Browns could use LB depth. And hey Wasn’t Dorsey there? Smoke meet fire on a one year prove it deal

  19. I can’t honestly remember a game against GB where he had any kind of memorable impact. At least Barr took out Rogers, people remember that.

  20. Lots of moves around the league today. Do you know what the primary difference remains to be among the teams in the NFCN?

    Aaron Rodgers.

  21. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    Viking trolls forget their defensive end who had to go away to a rubber room last season. How’d you Vike that?
    ——-
    Despite that he still had 1.5 sacks against the Charmin soft qb of the packers.

  22. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Despite that he still had 1.5 sacks against the Charmin soft qb of the packers.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ………and you wish the Vikings had him instead of Cousins. There’s no shame in admitting it.

  23. Looks like The Lions forced the Packers hand to go out and spend their cap space and try and improve. They still didn’t get the TOP Free Agent in Trey Flowers, so once again THE LIONS WIN!!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  24. goodluckking says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    “And the Packer demise continues…”

    May want to pay attention as to why he got cut. After his big contract he has barely played in two years. The team could no longer pay him that money based on lack of even getting on the field half the time.

  25. Why are you purples even here? Shouldn’t you be off somewhere bothering the Bears fans? I mean, geeze, the Packers finally lift the boot off your neck and what happens? Those mean old Chicago Bears promptly plant their boot on your neck. With authority. Ouch!

  26. stellarperformance says:
    March 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    Lots of moves around the league today. Do you know what the primary difference remains to be among the teams in the NFCN?

    Aaron Rodgers.
    *****
    Two third place division finishes in a row. Yes, he’s making a huge difference…in keeping them out of the cellar. Maybe if he spent a little less time making State Farm commercials and a little more time working on football, he could get the Packers to at least a .500 record this year.

  27. Nick Perry in a nut shell (aside from contract year):

    1. Early season “dude is a bust”
    2. Plays 3 games where he makes an impact, “he’s coming around”
    3. Gets hurt and is out for season or no longer makes an impact
    4. Go to 1

  28. Even on a story that has nothing to do with the Vikings, you show how much they are in your head. Definition of obsession
    ——
    Says the Vikings fan in a Packer article. Again, awareness people.

  29. ackattack22 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 4:14 pm
    Two third place division finishes in a row. Yes, he’s making a huge difference…in keeping them out of the cellar. Maybe if he spent a little less time making State Farm commercials and a little more time working on football, he could get the Packers to at least a .500 record this year.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    …………and you wish you had him instead of Cousins. There’s no shame in admitting it.

  30. Another TT bust, he could never draft oline.
    =====

    Sitton
    Lang
    Bakhtiari,.. All-Pros

    Bulaga
    Colledge
    Linsley
    Giacomini.. 5+ year starters

    Barbre
    Newhouse
    Tretter
    Spitz.. multi-year starters

    .. other that WR, this may have been the position he drafted best.

  31. aarons444 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    Another TT bust, he could never draft oline.
    =====

    Sitton
    Lang
    Bakhtiari,.. All-Pros

    Bulaga
    Colledge
    Linsley
    Giacomini.. 5+ year starters

    Barbre
    Newhouse
    Tretter
    Spitz.. multi-year starters

    .. other that WR, this may have been the position he drafted best.
    ————-
    So did these online guys underachieve or is the qb soft – seems like he spends a lot of time in the training room

  32. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Why are you purples even here? Shouldn’t you be off somewhere bothering the Bears fans? I mean, geeze, the Packers finally lift the boot off your neck and what happens? Those mean old Chicago Bears promptly plant their boot on your neck. With authority. Ouch!
    ———
    Weird I didn’t know third place was better than 1st and 2nd? Please tell me more about legal hits to qbs being unfair or “the team to beat” resides in third place even after playing a third place schedule.

  33. This might be a blessing in disguise for him. Someone will pick them up for depth, and he’ll sit a lot initially. This will give him time to heal And to get back to 100%. You don’t get taken in the first round unless you have some talent, and he did perform reasonably well on the field when he was out there and not hurt. This will be a serious pay cut to be a back up, but it might work out anyway.

  34. bettis3636 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm
    Steelers grab him, Roby, and Darren Lee… seal up some defensive issues… book it…
    ———-
    There’s this thing called a salary cap. Don’t worry, the Steelers haven’t figured that out either yet.

  35. ariani1985 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Decisions like this are why nobody takes the packers serious!

    —————————————————————————————-

    Comments like this are why no one takes you seriously.

  36. Vikings4Life says:
    March 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    Another TT bust, he could never draft oline.

    ——————————————————————————————–

    You need to change your handle to: “Vikingsneverwininmylife”.

    It’s laughable for any Vikings fan to criticize the Packers — ever. The Packers have won more Super Bowls in the last decade (one) than the Vikings have won in their whole history.

  37. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Why are you purples even here? Shouldn’t you be off somewhere bothering the Bears fans? I mean, geeze, the Packers finally lift the boot off your neck and what happens? Those mean old Chicago Bears promptly plant their boot on your neck. With authority. Ouch!
    ———
    Weird I didn’t know third place was better than 1st and 2nd? Please tell me more about legal hits to qbs being unfair or “the team to beat” resides in third place even after playing a third place schedule.

    —————————————————————————————-

    The most exciting thing the Vikings fans have to look forward to every year is coming in here and making snide comments about the Packers. They know they have no shot to win a Super Bowl.
    They also know that signing Cousin Kurt (aka Mr. Fumble) was a huge mistake. It rivals giving their whole draft to the Cowboys for Herschel Walker. How’d that one work out, Vikings fans? The Cowboys fans still love you for that one, because they won 3 championships with all the players you helped them get.
    Vikings fans are like the kid who always gets picked last whenever teams are chosen. They always end up crying and have their hearts broken.
    Take it to the bank — the Packers will stomp the Vikings this year.

  38. nyneal says:
    March 12, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Take it to the bank — the Packers will stomp the Vikings this year.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Love it when pack fan gets all nostalgic about their roaring twenties championship. Then they go back to the 80s to the Hershel walker trade and then segue into stomping the Vikings this year. Hope you don’t mind that I copied and pasted your “take it to the bank” comment. Silly green and yellow.

  39. The Packers are still in pretty good cap shape even with all the moves made today. 56 million in signing bonuses will be paid tomorrow when the 4 players sign their contracts.

    The Za’Darius Smith salary cap hit is 8 million for 2019.

    The Preston Smith salary cap hit is 6.2 million for 2019.

    Adrian Amos cap hit is 5.9 million for 2019.

    The Billy Turner cap hit is 4.25 million for 2019.

    So at this time the Packers are still about 17 million under the cap. Number under the cap could still grow depending on what is done with Clay and Randall etc.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  40. stellarperformance says:
    March 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    Lots of moves around the league today. Do you know what the primary difference remains to be among the teams in the NFCN?

    Aaron Rodgers.
    ———————————

    You mean the guy who barely won a meaningless road game last year. Got lucky to beat 1 division opponent and got swept by the Lions? One of which was at Lambeau 31- zip. He certainly is a difference maker

  41. Decisions like this are why nobody takes the packers serious!

    —————————-

    There he is, the Viking troll is showing his ignorance again. Do you like what you’re doing better than working???

  42. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Why are you purples even here? Shouldn’t you be off somewhere bothering the Bears fans? I mean, geeze, the Packers finally lift the boot off your neck and what happens? Those mean old Chicago Bears promptly plant their boot on your neck. With authority. Ouch!
    ———
    Weird I didn’t know third place was better than 1st and 2nd? Please tell me more about legal hits to qbs being unfair or “the team to beat” resides in third place even after playing a third place schedule.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So what you are actually saying… finally saying… is that you people are going to obsess over the Packers and Packer fans no matter what. Again, I’m not surprised; we’ve been telling you that for years!

    You can’t make us love you.

  43. So at this time the Packers are still about 17 million under the cap. Number under the cap could still grow depending on what is done with Clay and Randall etc.
    >>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<
    The Pack will have $14 mil in cap room after Z'darius Smith's deal is posted.
    Matthews and Cobb have no effect on the cap. They are not under contract.

  44. “Finally get a couple of mid tier free agents and now they will win the super bowl. ”
    >>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<
    Hardly mid-tier, as most FA graded lists have 3 of their signings today in the Top 15 originally available. Having said that, I haven't seen one Packer fan today claim this puts them winning a Super Bowl. At the very least though, this sets Green Bay up nicely for the upcoming draft.

  45. Za’Darius Smith’s contract numbers were known shortly after the Packers picked him up. 4 years, 66 million, 20 million dollar signing bonus. Cap hit for 2019 should be 8 million.

    Official numbers on the 2019 cap hits for the four players picked up yesterday will come out later today after they are signed. My numbers from the post above match others with knowledge of the situation. Many agree the Packers will be around 17 million under the cap after the contracts are signed today👌

    #GoPackGo!👏

  46. stellarperformance says:

    Lots of moves around the league today. Do you know what the primary difference remains to be among the teams in the NFCN?

    Aaron Rodgers.
    ###

    Yeah, you’re right….

    He’s the NFCN QB that has missed the most playing time in the last 2 seasons. That’s what happens when you get old and slow and have a tendency to get yourself injured on a routine basis.

    And the Packers still don’t have a qualified NFL backup QB.

  47. The Packers have made good, solid additions. I’m very optimistic of the upcoming season. The biggest equalizer in the division remains to be injuries. Keep the injuries under control and the Packers will be tough to ignore. Don’t forget, Rodgers played half the season with a knee brace, two more games with a hamstring issue, and missed one game in concussion protocol………and still outperformed the other division quarterbacks.

    Yup. Things are definitely coming up Milhouse for the Packers so far.

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