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Green Bay Packers Defensive Deep Dive: Nick Perry

Green Bay Packers Defensive Deep Dive: Nick Perry

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Packers have signed the pass rusher to a five-year deal worth $60 million, per a source informed of the situation.

In 2013, Perry had three sacks and two forced fumbles during a two-game span before suffering a foot injury that sidelined him for five of the next six games. "I've enjoyed watching his development as a player and leader over the last five seasons", head coach Mike McCarthy said in the statement announcing Perry's signing. The Packers' first-round pick in 2012, Perry had 12.5 career sacks combined in his first four seasons.

Green Bay obviously knows Perry better than any player in the league. "As a rusher, I think that's one of the best positions that's needed to win a championship".

Given Perry has never played a full 16-game schedule, it's fair to wonder if his 2016 was a one-year blip on the radar.

Second-year pro Kyler Fackrell would have been next on the depth chart with Datone Jones and Julius Peppers unsigned.

No official word from the Packers on the signing.

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The 6-foot-3, 260-pound linebacker's breakthrough season went a long way in the Packers, as a team, finishing inside the top 10 in sacks for the sixth time over the past seven seasons.

There was no way the Packers would pay Perry, who led the team in sacks last year with 11, more than the $13.2 million Matthews earns per year, but they came close to giving him the same amount of guaranteed money as Matthews ($20.5 million).

But Matthews was beat up past year and there is nearly nothing behind him at outside linebacker, so the Packers were in a precarious position.

Safety Micah Hyde has signed with the Buffalo Bills.

BEARS CUT CUTLER: The Chicago Bears have closed the book on the Jay Cutler era as their franchise quarterback, after an unfulfilling eight years that included only one postseason appearance.


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