Nick Perry. If there’s one thing you can say about him it’s that he’s always fucking injured. And this season will be no different.
The Packers put Perry on injured reserve on Saturday.
So long, Nick Perry! You useless bastard!
The Packers — Ted Thompson — gave Perry an $11.8 million annual salary after his breakout 2016 season. Perry had 11 sacks that year. He was a force. Not only a solid pass rusher, but probably the Packers best run defender.
But everyone is good in their contract year, aren’t they? We won’t mention Randall Cobb, but we’ll mention Randall Cobb.
Perry has never played a full 16-game season. This year, when the Packers were especially counting on him to deliver a pass rush — 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks in nine games.
Unfortunately, the Packers can’t quite get out from under Perry’s contract until after next season. More than $11 million in dead cap if they cut him after this season. The savings on that would be around $3 million. The year after, it would be around seven $7 million.
This was a stupid deal. The only time Perry has shown up is his contract year (those 11 sacks) and maybe 2017 (7 sacks). No more than 3.5 sacks in any other season. No full seasons played.
He belongs on injured reserve permanently. In sending Perry to IR, the Packers brought up rookie James Looney from the practice squad.
Looney was a seventh-round pick of the Packers this year.