The Seattle Seahawks’ quest to beef up their pass rush will continue, after former 49er and Chicago Bear Aaron Lynch visited last week, but left without a deal. Per Jason La Canfora, former Packer EDGE Nick Perry is set to visit Seattle this week.
Perry was released this offseason after seven seasons in Green Bay. Despite battling injuries throughout his time with the Packers—Perry has yet to play 16 games in a season—he was signed to a five-year, $60M extension in 2017, following a season that saw him post a career high 11 sacks. Perry followed that up with a seven sack 2017 season, but had just 1.5 in nine games in 2018.
Green Bay signed edge rushers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith to big money deals in free agency earlier this month, and so Perry’s release was expected, as he was set to make $11M in 2019.
Perry’s visit with the Seahawks will be his first reported since being released. A former USC Trojan, Perry was recruited by Pete Carroll, so there is familiarity between the two sides.