Doing so would cost the Packers $7.751 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t prevent them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.
Green Bay was hoping that Perry could develop into a solid counterpart to Clay Matthews, but he has been limited to a situational pass rusher role with the team.
Perry, 25, is entering the final year of his four-year, $7.5 million rookie contract that included $6.4 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $1,412,625 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, appeared in 15 games for the Packers and recorded 24 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense for the Packers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 42 qualifying players.