Perry picked up the slack Sunday with fellow linebackers Clay Matthews (ankle) and Datone Jones (knee) unable to take the field. He has tallied at least a half sack in each game this year and is now up to 3.5 sacks on the season, which puts him fourth in the league in that category.
The Green Bay Packers and Nick Perry agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Perry has battled injuries and bouts of ineffectiveness since he was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. However, he came to life in the Packers' pair of postseason tilts this past season, totaling 3.5 sacks among eight tackles and a forced fumble. If he's able to channel such production over an entire campaign, he could parlay this one-year deal into a big payday. More likely, though, his final defensive snap count will linger around the 33.4 percent he received in 2015.
Nick Perry (shoulder) tallied a season-high seven tackles (three solo) and deflected a pass in the Green Bay Packers ' loss to the Panthers.
Perry returned to action the previous week after missing a game with a shoulder injury, and Sunday's effort indicates he is good to go moving forward. Perry notched three sacks in the Packers' first four games but has tallied just a half sack in the three games he has played in since.
|8||10/30/16||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|12||11/28/16||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||6||18||13.0||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||28||20.0||8||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||15||22||16.0||6||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||31||16.0||15||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||6||26||18.0||8||5.5||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|