Jason La Canfora is hearing that the Packers have reached a long-term deal with free agent OLB Nick Perry. The agreement is expected to be announced last today.
- According to Rob Demovsky, Perry receives a five-year deal worth $60 million that includes an $18.5 million signing bonus.
- Tom Pelissero reports that Perry receives $20.8 million in year one of the contract.
Perry was reportedly drawing interest from the Colts, Falcons and Jets.
Perry, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before testing the open market for the first time this year and eventually returning to the Packers on a one-year, $4 million contract.
It’s worth mentioning that the Packers elected to not pick up Perry’s fifth-year option last May, which is why he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2016, Perry has appeared in 12 games for the Packers and recorded 48 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.