Green Bay Packers 2015 season grades: Linebackers
The Packers have a key decision on their hands with Nick Perry. Perry is set to hit free agency on March 9 unless a new deal is agreed. As Perry proved this year, when healthy he’s a talented pass rusher. Injuries have been a consistent issue throughout his career, and he’s never completed all 16 games in a season.
After playing 14 games in 2015, Perry registered 31 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He came to life in the playoffs, adding another 3.5 sacks. His dominant performance against Washington could increase his odds of a big contract somewhere, whether it’s in Green Bay or not.
Perry has the potential to become an excellent pass rusher in the Packers’ defense, but constant injury problems have held him back. This leaves the Packers in a tough spot. Would bringing him back be too risky a move? On the other hand, if he stays healthy the Packers would be letting a talented pass rusher walk out of town.
Davon House couldn’t stay healthy in Green Bay, but he finally kicked the injury bug in 2015. Maybe Perry does the same.
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