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Green Bay Packers Re-Sign Nick Perry To Five-Year Deal

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The Green Bay Packers have brought back DE/OLB Nick Perry on a five-year deal that totals out at $60 million. The deal also includes $18 million in guaranteed money. He will be the highest paid Packer this coming season, earning $20 million. However, he’ll carry a light cap hit of just $6 million. This could be a huge factor as Ted Thompson attempts to re-sign other key free agents the Packers have.

Perry was very important for the Packers, considering the lack of other available options at edge rusher. Perry was a free agent just last off-season, and signed a one-year deal. At the time, the former first-round pick was having trouble staying on the field. Perry finally put it all together in 2016, recording career highs in sacks and tackles. He led the team with 11 sacks and excelled against the run as well. Pro Football Focus even graded Perry as the 19th best Edge Rusher in the league out of 109 qualifiers. Now a full-time starter, “Nick The Great”  can ascend even further.

This news comes as several other Packers free agents still sit on the open market. Defensive back Micah Hyde signed with the Buffalo Bills a few hours after Perry re-signed.

TJ Lang, a top guard is still available, while Jared Cook, whose career was rejuvenated with Aaron Rodgers, also has drawn a lot of interest.

This all goes without mentioning other free agents that Ted Thompson may choose to re-sign, such as Eddie Lacy, Julius Peppers, Datone Jones, and others.

Re-signing Perry was huge for the Packers, but there is still more work to do.