It may end up being time for NFL veteran Nick Perry to receive an increased role in his fifth year in the league. Perry has been a pass rusher for the Green Bay Packers the last four seasons, but has only started 16 games since going No. 28 overall to Green Bay in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Perry has 12.5 career sacks and will enter free agency coming from a great NFL culture in Green Bay. The Packers organization is notorious for their reluctance to enter the free agent market and prefer to build from within through the NFL Draft, rarely cutting players.
However, there is a sense of mounting frustration in Green Bay as the Packers have not been able to get back to the Super Bowl since winning it all five years ago when Aaron Rodgers became a superstar quarterback in 2010.
Green Bay may end up re-signing most of its free agents, including pass rusher Nick Perry. However, should the Packers end up giving their situational pass rusher the run-around this offseason, Nick Perry may choose to leave Green Bay and play for a team that will give him more money and a bigger opportunity with say the Atlanta Falcons. He’d fit in pretty well with the 4-3 Under scheme should he sign with the Falcons.
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