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Nick Perry Is Staying With Packers

The Green Bay Packers are keeping the guy that I put at the top of their free agent priority list, outside linebacker Nick Perry.

They will reportedly sign him to a new five-year deal on Thursday. That deal will pay him $60 million, with $18.5 million in guarantees.

Perry was reportedly drawing interest from the Colts and Jets earlier this week, while we heard the Falcons jumped in late.

We heard the price tag was going to reach $12 million annually and it obviously did.

That’s a lot of money for a guy who had one good season (52 tackles, 11 sacks) out of his five in the NFL. Still, the Packers didn’t have much choice.

Not only do they have a dearth of pass rushers — Perry was their only player with double digit sacks in 2016 — but Perry is their best run defender. Losing him would have been a double blow.

Even if he doesn’t put up the sack numbers again, Perry will be a boost to a defense that hasn’t been very good against the ground game either.

The Packers will also have to hope Perry stays healthy. He’s never played 16 games in a season. He posted his career numbers in just 14 games in 2016.

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  1. PF4L March 9, 2017

    KILLER
    03/08/2017 at 10:00 am

    And suggesting there is any chance Lang is resigned? Is that a joke or are you that clueless about TT, the Packers, how Lang has been treated, and how Lang’s friend Josh Sitton was back-stabbed by the organization? ANY resigning of Lang is silly, not because it would be good for the team, it would, but because it just would never happen.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      You can’t fix stupid.

      1. KILLER March 9, 2017

        True, you can’t. YOU can’t. Note the name: “Lang”. “Lang”, not Perry. The article is talking about Perry being resigned, not Lang.

        Let me help you out here. Lang is the Guard. Perry is the Linebacker. Lang plays on offense. Perry plays on defense. Let me know if you need help with what offense and defense mean or what a Guard or a Linebacker does.

        1. PF4L March 9, 2017

          Oh…..there you are!!……. I was wondering where you were hiding when i asked you to explain your post yesterday in the Rodgers article. I drew you out and i see you responded to my question. Trouble is, you didn’t answer the actual question.

          As far as Lang….He’ll be signed, very soon….then i’ll ask you about that, and you’ll give me another non-sensical answer…lol

          Gomer.

          1. TyKo Steamboat March 9, 2017

            This is a brotherhood

            either get a woman in your life or stop fighting…

          2. PF4L March 9, 2017

            Fuck, my bad, i thought it was a cyber blog.

  2. PF4L March 9, 2017

    PF4L
    03/06/2017 at 6:57 pm

    I don’t disagree with any of that. you could be right on the Packers and Perry working on a deal. But they are running out of time.

    Here’s my take…..Perry puts the Packers in a really bad position. As Perry was really our only standout player consistently. But he ironically, isn’t consistent.

    He’s a huge risk…..with all the leverage. But by all accounts, he seems to be a standup guy with skills when he’s healthy and hungry. I don’t think the Packers have a choice but to sign him, knowing Ted…. possibly overpay him not to test the market and inking him the night before free agency.

  3. TyKo Steamboat March 9, 2017

    Good deal. Was # 1 priority

  4. KILLER March 9, 2017

    Perry is a very good player. I’ll be interested to find out the details of the contract.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      Yea….like you’d understand it…smh

      1. PF4L March 9, 2017

        And why would you even care about the details of the Packers inner workings?…Seriously. I mean i could give no fuck what the vikings do, or any details of what they do. Why are the Packers an obsession with you? It’s clearly not normal.

        Shouldn’t you be more concerned about the vikings starting 6-0, and 5-0 and missing the playoffs? Shouldn’t you be more concerned with the vikings winning, and hanging another Division banner sometime in the next 10 years?

        Don’t you have have enough problems following your own sad excuse for an NFL team?

  5. RIchard March 9, 2017

    This is a fantastic bargain, considering the crap he’s surrounded by

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      A bargain?…lol

      Have the #’s even been released yet?

      1. RIchard March 9, 2017

        12 for 5 years. Considering he could’ve played hardball or went elsewhere, the Packers dissolving defense got a bargain.

        1. PF4L March 9, 2017

          Ted overpaid to keep him. I’m not saying he didn’t have to. I’m saying it was of his own doing.

          Paying a guy who had 1 standout year in 5 that kind of money, is hardly considered a bargain imo.

  6. Howard March 9, 2017

    From Sportac:

    Nick Perry signed a 5 year, $59,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $18,500,000 signing bonus, $18,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,800,000. In 2017, Perry will earn a base salary of $1,300,000, a signing bonus of $18,500,000 and a roster bonus of $875,000. Perry has a cap hit of $5,875,000.

    CONTRACT:5 yr(s) / $59,000,000 SIGNING BONUS$18,500,000 AVERAGE SALARY$11,800,000 GUARANTEED:$18,500,000 FREE AGENT:2022 / UFA
    YEAR AGE BASE SALARY SIGNING BONUS ROSTER BONUS WORKOUT BONUS CAP HIT DEAD CAP
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $1,300,000 $3,700,000 $875,000 – $5,875,000 –
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $1,900,000 $3,700,000 $5,300,000 – $10,900,000 –
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $5,200,000 $3,700,000 $5,800,000 – $14,700,000 –
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $9,600,000 $3,700,000 $1,000,000 – $14,300,000 –
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $9,400,000 $3,700,000 – – $13,100,000 –
    2022 Free Agent Year 31
    UFA

    Contract Notes:
    2018 Roster Bonus: $4.3M
    2019 Roster Bonus: $4.8M
    2017-20 Per Game Bonus: $62,500 ($1M, 14 LTBE in 2017)
    Annual Pro Bowl Bonus: $200,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      Thanks Howard….lol

      1. PF4L March 9, 2017

        That’s a lot of cash Howard, Ted put himself in a must sign position, and i think he paid the price for it Howard. What say you?

        1. Howard March 9, 2017

          I thought Perry was worth about 8 mil a year but because of the market would probably get 10 mil. First I have always liked Perry when he is on the field. But that has been the problem. To me Perry was around 20th as far as an outside linebacker when healthy. I’ve seen some indicate number 13. We will see how the contracts come out and where Perry falls in dollar wise.

          I think TT would have been wise to try to extend Perry earlier this year, but the broken hand probably did not help. Really though if you knew you needed Perry, and I don’t think nothing has changed from in season, wouldn’t have TT been better making an offer in season rather than wait? Maybe he did but Perry wouldn’t bite.

          Perry like Bakh is going to have to prove himself for the dollars paid. I think the Packers know from Perry going against the current Packers tackles in practice what they have. I would guess the Packers players grade their opponent each week and know how Perry stacks up against the competition. The eye test says Perry is very good when HEALTHY and that is the concern.

          1. PF4L March 9, 2017

            Exactly what i was thinking about, extending Perry during the season. But the thing is, they might have tried, and got rebuffed.

            Here’s reality, Perry is now the 4th highest paid Green Bay Packer. That’s what getting 11 sacks in one season amounts to in Teds eyes.

            The Packers are going to be paying Perry, about 27 million in cash his 1st 2 seasons. they will not cut him during that time.

            For that money, we should be seeing at least 14-16 games/season. total of 25,26 sacks, 130+ tackles, and some forced fumbles wouldn’t hurt.

            If we don’t get that production for that money, Ted got took. But won’t care because he’ll be retired. This was a must sign, and it clearly was a desperation sign. A lot of people will be crossing there fingers this guy is worthy of this money.

            Obviously, other teams didn’t think so,

    2. Kato March 9, 2017

      So that leaves around $31 million in cap room this year. Like the structure of the contract. When his cap number goes up, it coincides with Matthews expiring contract. Leaves plenty of money for this year, if TT so decides to continue to add pieces

      1. PF4L March 9, 2017

        Mathews can be cut after next season will no dead cap money if memory serves. If that’s even in play if he underachieves, idk.

        This low 1st year cap # should help with signing Lang.

        1. Kato March 9, 2017

          Should but I dont trust Ted to do the right thing

    3. MJ March 9, 2017

      Thanks! Let’s say that he plays the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He would have received more than the guaranteed money. But due to the bonus being prorated over the full length of the contract, do we still eat dead money if he were cut after the 2018 season?

      1. Shawn March 9, 2017

        Yes. If we cut him after the 2018 season, the final three years of his prorated signing bonus would accelerate against the cap. That would be $11.1 million in dead money. The Packers would avoid paying his 2019 roster bonus, however, which is not guaranteed.
        Perry got a nice deal – average salary wise. However, the Packers did well in the guaranteed money and bonus department. Considering Chandler Jones just got $53 million guaranteed, I would say the Packers did quite well in that department.
        The per game bonus is also a very nice touch. That should help motivate Perry to not miss games and gives the Packers a little something back if he does.

        1. PF4L March 9, 2017

          No way, in any shape or form, can you compare Perry with Chandler. Chandler got 53 million guaranteed because he earned it.

          Considering it’s very realistic Perry stays 2 years, that’s 27 mill coming in, Not bad money for 1 season of 11 sacks.

          It’s an insult to Chandler to compare his stats with Perry’s, but both have been in the league 5 years.

          Perry has …
          152 tackles
          23.5 sacks
          5 FF’s

          Chandler has…
          260 tackles
          47 sacks
          14 FF’s

          Yes, Chandler has played in more games, that’s because he’s available. Being available and a consistent producer is this league is worth big cash. Two things Perry hasn’t been.

          Just for shits and grins…..It should be noted that Perry was 3/10ths of a second faster in the 40. Telling us, combine #’s don’t mean shit.

    4. TyKo Steamboat March 9, 2017

      Thanks, Howard

  7. PF4L March 9, 2017

    5years/60 million…..Cap friendly the 1st 2 years. Need more details……

    If his future production is similar to his 1st 4 years, this is a colossal shit sign colossal shit sign. but by the 3rd year, Ted won’t be around to deal with it.

    For this kind of reach, and this is a huge reach, he better perform.

  8. Deepsky March 9, 2017

    This was a bargain. Good deal.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      lol…how is it a bargain?…..someone, anyone…..enlighten me.

  9. PF4L March 9, 2017

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    If you’re like me, you have nothing but fond memories of “Cutty”.

    Like losing a good dog…..”Goodbye ol’ friend”

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  10. MJ March 9, 2017

    OK, an avg of 12M a year. I hope the cap hits are backloaded to give us some more flexibility. Let’s hope this does not turn to a Cobb like situation.

  11. MMTTDCSUCK March 9, 2017

    The plain truth is that we needed Perry back. Without going into projections based on his past, it is a reasonable deal. There were a few others out there to take, but they most likely would not have had his skill set. It is a sideways move that was needed to maintain the defensive “edge” on the outside of the line. NOW, we need to shore up the CB and the ILB positions with a few FA’s. I also firmly believe that a stud D Lineman can really help the Packers backfield as well. This fucker TT “The Frugal GM” better put on his big boy pants and grow some balls and get Aaron Rodgers a viable fucking defense NOW!

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      I respect your view points…..

      But we’ve been bitching about this defense since 2011, some improvements were made along the way, but not enough. Now, in the last two seasons, we clearly went backwards. we have more holes and new problems (suspensions,concussion) that can’t be over come with one new draft class and a free agent or two, if he even goes there. to bring this defense to top 10 in scoring defense.

      What i mean is, there isn’t enough time left in Ted’s time here to make a real improvement in defense. Ted’s with us physically, but in my eyes, he’s doing more harm than good. Perry is(was) needed back, point blank, i agree with that. But he’s needed because he’s was our only difference maker last season, and thus, we had to overbid other teams, and over pay. It just is, what it is.

      I hate going negative, but fuck man. This team is broken. And it’s broken because Ted broke it, and the powers that be, let him do it, without any question.

      The best thing that could have happened, is if the team finished 6-10. at least. And the spotlight was on TT, and Murphy.

      I know you don’t think like this, but resigning one guy we already had, isn’t enough reason for Super Bowl optimism. People are acting like we won the fucking lottery….lol

      We now have no depth on the 0-line, which forces Ted to resign Lang, which i’m good with, we may lose Cook. we’ll probably lose more….we’ll see where this goes. I don’t think we will have a championship caliber defense for years, sure as hell not under TT’s watch.

      We are a player or two away from having to rebuild the defense almost from scratch, take out Perry and Mathews, and we have absolutely nothing.

  12. ay hombre March 9, 2017

    I’m going to go on record saying this will turn out to be a bargain.

    1. PF4L March 10, 2017

      If he’s a bargain at 12 mill. What’s he actually worth a year? 15 million?

      Put the bottle down son, help is available.