Report: Nick Perry to visit Seahawks

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The Packers remade their outside linebacker group this offseason by releasing Nick Perry and letting Clay Matthews go as a free agent while they signed Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith.

Matthews landed a new job with the Rams and Perry is reportedly getting a look from one of their divisional rivals.

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that Perry is set to visit with the Seahawks this week. It’s the first known visit that Perry has taken since the Packer cut him loose a couple of weeks ago. Seattle will likely be considering Perry as an addition to their defensive end group as they run a 4-3 base defense.

Perry spent seven years with Green Bay after being taken in the first round of the 2012 draft. He turned in 18 sacks over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, but missed seven games last year with a knee injury.

18 responses to “Report: Nick Perry to visit Seahawks

  1. He has nothing to play for unless Seattle offers him an incentive type deal. He plays great on contract years. After he gets paid, he lays down and ends up getting hurt by not going 100%. Perry could have been great. He just doesn’t care about the game as much as the money.

  2. Sounds like a Seahawk revamp like player, much like Clemons, who rocked it. Sorry players like Clemons, Brock, Branch, McDonald, Avril, Bennett, and McDaniels. All found new life or leveled up in play.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm
    The Packes will be paying Perry 11 mil to play in Seattle. Now that isbfunny
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    The Vikings are playing Kirk Cousins $29 million to play in Minnesota. I’d call that a wash.

  4. The Packes will be paying Perry 11 mil to play in Seattle. Now that isbfunny
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    Cause things like that never happen in the NFL…

  5. If the Packers still owe him Salary money and will be paying that to him in 2019 then the Seahawks can probably get by paying him little to nothing which would be a great addition to the Hawks, even if he’s hurt some games.

  6. The Packes will be paying Perry 11 mil to play in Seattle. Now that isbfunny
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    That money was paid 2 years ago. The $11 million cap hit is the NFLs version of accounting.

    Perry was owed a $4.8mil roster bonus and would have cost a total of $14.4mil had he been a Packer in 2019. Absolute no-brainer of a move to cut him loose.

    .. and will Perry “play”? He’s landed on IR two years in a row.

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm
    The Packes will be paying Perry 11 mil to play in Seattle. Now that isbfunny
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    OK…..I’ll bite.

    Who’s Packes? What’s isbfunny?

  8. Perry’s typical season with the Packers went like this:

    – Play 5 games and be totally invisible
    – Play 2-3 good games where he makes a noticeable impact, and you think he might be good
    – Get hurt and miss games or struggle rest of the season playing through an injury

    In his defense, he was one of many of the Packers’ defensive “draft and play them out of position” players. They’d draft 4-3 DEs, move them to OLB, and then change their mind and want to move them to DT. Or they’d draft a 4-3 DT and move them to OLB. Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Datone Jones, all high picks shuffled to different positions with little to no success.

  9. In his defense, he was one of many of the Packers’ defensive “draft and play them out of position” players. They’d draft 4-3 DEs, move them to OLB, and then change their mind and want to move them to DT. Or they’d draft a 4-3 DT and move them to OLB. Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Datone Jones, all high picks shuffled to different positions with little to no success.
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    The question we need answers to;

    Was that the coaches, specifically Capers?? Or was it the scouting dept?

    Sadly, I don’t think we’re ever going to know..

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    The Packes will be paying Perry 11 mil to play in Seattle. Now that isbfunny

    +++++++

    If you look at cap figures for 2020, the Vikings are 30th in money available with somewhere between 8-14 million available. That’s next year, and with a still terrible offensive line this year.

    It’s funny you think your cap guy is the best in the business.

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