Beasley reports that the Dolphins have “made overtures” to Perry about coming to Miami and helping their lackluster pass-rush. However, Beasley adds that it’s unclear how serious the talks are between the Dolphins and Perry, or if a signing is imminent at this point in time.
It’s worth mentioning that Perry’s former position coach in Green Bay, Patrick Graham, is now the defensive coordinator for the Dolphins.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Perry to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
Perry, 28, 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 and eventually returning to Green Bay on a five-year, $60 million contract that included an $18.5 million signing bonus.
Perry was set to make base salaries of $1.9 million and $5.2 million over the next two years when the Packers released him a few weeks ago.
In 2018, Perry has appeared in nine games for the Packers and recorded 24 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 100 overall edge defender out of 106 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.