Report: Dolphins have “made overtures” to Nick Perry

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The Dolphins have largely stayed away from signing veteran players this offseason, but there may be an exception when it comes to adding some help in the defensive front seven.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the team has “made overtures” to former Packers linebacker Nick Perry. Perry was released in Green Bay in March.

Perry played just nine games last season because of a knee injury and ended the year with 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He had 18 sacks for the Packers over the previous two seasons and the Dolphins could use some help off the edge after parting ways with Robert Quinn and Cameron Wake this offseason.

Perry also visited the Seahawks since being released by the Packers. Because Perry was cut, his signing would carry no penalty in the compensatory pick equation although that ceases to be an issue for all free agents on Tuesday.

9 responses to “Report: Dolphins have “made overtures” to Nick Perry

  1. This is such a New England type move… Find a vet on the cheap, with something to prove.

  2. I wouldn’t be shocked at all, if after the compensatory period is waived on signing FA, that the Fins become active in looking for players in the bargain bins… Typical New England move. Talk about a culture change from signing big name FA’s to shopping in the clearance sections.

  3. packmangamble says:
    May 6, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Good luck with signing him. He was nothing but a turnstile his last two seasons when he was on the field. Other than that he was a no show
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Sounds like a perfect fit for this year’s Dolphin team.

  4. The guy just had trouble staying healthy as he never played a full 16 games but did have one 11 sack season in a contract year and a 7 sack season after he got his money. He wasnt a bust but he sure didnt live up to the contract he signed which is why he was released.

    Good luck with your next team Nick and may you be blessed with better health in the future.

  5. Agree with Bas … As I recall, he wasn’t a LB in college and was one of those notorius “projects” drafted by Thompson.

    I’m just leery of that and the main reason I’m not saying much on this year’s No. 1 pick.

  6. Sign the man at veterans minimum or close to it. We know Nick will be knicked up and play 8 games +/- 7 games. He’s never played 16 games in a season so keep that in mind.
    Hopefully he can stay healthy this year.

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