Former USC DE Nick Perry Signs 4-Year Deal with Green Bay Packers

Two weeks after being drafted in the first round, former USC defensive end Nick Perry has reached a deal with the Green Bay Packers, signing for four years, in deal that includes a team option for year five, according to Aaron Wilson of FOX Sports.


According to Wilson, the Packers have now signed their entire draft class, as plenty of teams have been in a sprint to sign their draft picks this week.

Perry was drafted 28th overall to the Packers, and Green Bay intends to have him play outside linebacker opposite of Clay Matthews, in a 3-4 scheme. Considering that Perry’s strengths are in his speed and strength, he should transition well to the new role, as well feel comfortable playing alongside Matthews, who was a senior during Perry’s redshirt year as a true freshman in 2008 at USC.

At USC, Perry led the Pac-12 in sacks as a senior, and was the only departure from the 2011 defense. He’ll be replaced by Wes Horton and Devon Kennard on the USC defensive line, in addition to incoming freshman Leonard Williams.

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  • carlosatUCLA

    I’m friggin’ confused. I thought there was a rookie pay scale that pretty much dictated what rookie contracts look like. How can they “agree” to a deal?

    • carlosatUCLA

      Also, great job, now I want friggin’ Disqus.

      • carlosatUCLA

        The only thing is, sometimes, the widgets on the left block the commenting on some laptops. It’s very easy to use and doesn’t lag to come up like FB does.