Perry is expected to return to the Packers in 2017, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Perry started 12 games for Green Bay in 2016, where he posted career highs in sacks (11), tackles (35) and passes defended (4). Bringing back their top pass rusher was said to be a "key priority" for the Packers, an organization that typically leans towards grooming its talent in-house.
Perry finished the 2016 season with career highs in tackles (52), sacks (11), passes defended (4) and interceptions (1). Although Perry didn't live up to his first-round billing throughout his first four seasons in the league, the Packers brought him back for the 2016 season anyway on a one-year, $5 million deal. The move more than paid off considering Perry went on to post career highs across the board. Now set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent, Perry could be destined for a sizable payday this offseason.
Perry made four tackles (all solo) and recorded a sack in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys. Perry missed time in December with a broken hand, but the setback has not slowed him down following his return to action in Week 16, as he has four sacks in four games since.
Perry (hand) is active for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants. Perry was able to play through the hand issue in back-to-back weeks, so his availability Sunday doesn't come as much of a surprise. He's slated to start at outside linebacker per usual.
Perry (hand) is questionable to play in Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Giants. Having suited up in each of the past two games while dealing with the same issue, we expect Perry to ultimately be cleared to play.