Nick Perry
Nick Perry
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Perry registered a career-high 11 sacks in just 14 games in 2016, and the Packers signed him to a lengthy extension to remain the team's top pass rusher. However, as has been the case frequently in Perry's six-year career - just once has he played more than 14 games - he was slowed by injuries and finished the year with just seven sacks, including none after Week 9. Seven sacks over the eight games the Packers played up to that point is actually pretty impressive, but the lack of production after that - coupled with the health issues - is worrisome. The Packers designed Perry's contract to get out of it after 2018 if needed, so he is going to turn things around at least to some degree in order to avoid possibly being a cap casualty. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $59 million contract with the Packers in March of 2017.
Clear of injury designation
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 13, 2018
Perry (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the 49ers, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Perry was a limited participant at practice this week but the Packers apparently aren't too worried about his availability for Monday. The 28-year-old should take on his usual workload against San Francisco.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    187
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    15
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
606
13
2017
545
26
2018
187
15
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.55 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.66 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.25 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   39 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   35 reps
ELITE
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2016 was a breakout year for Perry, who set career highs in several categories, most importantly tackles and sacks. He dealt with the injury bug again like he has frequently during his career, but the Packers were willing to overlook that and sign him to a multi-year extension during the offseason. When -- if -- healthy, Perry is now one of the top pass-rushers in the league.
Perry may not ever be able to shed the bust label he's been tagged with since flopping as a first-round draft pick, but he proved enough in 2015 to earn another contract with Green Bay and figures to return in a role off the edge. However, he is unlikely to earn enough playing time to warrant IDP consideration.
Perry can expect to see plenty of snaps at the outside linebacker position with Clay Matthews likely spending running downs at inside linebacker. While Perry has struggled with injury and inconsistent play, the Packers are hoping for a breakout season from the former first round pick. He showed flashes of his potential at points in 2014, and could carry that into more consistent production in the 2015 season.
Perry played in just 11 games for the Packers in 2013, recording 28 tackles (20 solo) along with four sacks while missing five games with various injuries. The 2012 first-round draft pick has struggled to stay on the field for the Packers, also playing in only six games in his rookie season before suffering a torn ACL. Since Perry hasn’t filled the pass-rushing role opposite Clay Matthews as the team had hoped, the Packers brought in Julius Peppers in the offseason to fill the void. The move will impact Perry directly, as Peppers will likely slide into the outside linebacker slot while Perry will be largely relegated to backup duties. His numbers for 2014 should decline further from the first two seasons, but with Peppers playing the “elephant” spot for the Packers, consisting of him playing in multiple positions, Perry could still see the field in certain packages.
Perry will line up as a starter at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. He played in six games last season, before being placed on injured reserve with wrist and knee injuries. He could provide a strong pass-rushing presence with attention focused on Matthews.
The 2012 first round draft pick is expected to start at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. In 2011, the Packers' defense struggled, and much of that blame fell on the shoulders of those playing the outside linebacker role that Perry is stepping into. With many defenses likely to key in on Matthews, Perry should have plenty of opportunities to make his mark as a force in the pass rush.
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Questionable to return
LBGreen Bay Packers
Ankle
October 7, 2018
Perry is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions due to an ankle injury.
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Half sack in win
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 2, 2018
Perry recorded two tackles (one solo) and 0.5 sacks across 33 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bills.
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Set to play against Bills
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 30, 2018
Perry (concussion) is active Sunday against the Bills.
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Questionable for Sunday
LBGreen Bay Packers
Concussion
September 28, 2018
Perry (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
LBGreen Bay Packers
Concussion
September 26, 2018
Perry (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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