Packers sign first-round draft pick, LB Nick Perry
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers signed LB Nick Perry on Friday, May 11th. The signing was announced Friday by General Manager Ted Thompson. The Packers have now signed all eight of their selections from the 2012 NFL Draft.
At 6-2 and 271 pounds, Perry likely projects as an outside linebacker in the Packers’ 3-4 scheme. That could make him a potential compliment to fellow Trojan Clay Matthews, something the team has lacked in recent seasons. Perry had 21.5 career sacks in three seasons.
Green Bay gave up an NFL-worst 411.6 yards per game last season and allowed 80 plays of 20-plus yards, third-worst in the league.