The Green Bay Packers will finally have linebacker Nick Perry back.
The Packers have activated Perry from the physically unable to perform list, according to Demovsky.
The Packers have activated OLB Nick Perry (ankle) off the physically unable to perform list. He'll get the final two weeks of preseason practice plus the week leading up to the open to get acclimated. https://t.co/7o8V3fnAQI
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 19, 2018
Perry hasn’t practiced with the team since camp opened. He was immediately put on the PUP list when he reported, after having ankle surgery in the offseason.
Perry hasn’t made it through a full season without injury in his career. So this is nothing new.
When healthy, Perry is one of the Packers’ best defenders. He racked up 11 sacks and 52 tackles in 14 games in 2016. Last year, he had seven sacks and 38 tackles in 12 games.
The question with Perry isn’t really about production. It’s about health,
If the guy could ever play 16 games — something that has never happened — he might just be a Pro Bowler.
Maybe this is the year that he’s gotten his injuries out of the way early, though.