Green Bay Packers edge rushers Mike Neal and Nick Perry started training camp on the active/PUP list, and Perry has returned today after missing all of the team’s previous offseason workouts during his recovery from yet another, undisclosed injury. Perry has missed 15 games in his first two seasons due to various foot and ankle injuries, but the third-year pro could put together a nice season if he’s able to stay healthy. Before his foot injury last season, Perry showed up well as a playmaking OLB with 18 tackles and three sacks in the first six weeks.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, Perry has finally returned to practice today, bringing a length wait to an end. Silverstein writes that a foot and knee injury were responsible for the missed practice time this offseason, so lower-body injuries continue to be a real problem for him.
We can only hope that Perry can stay healthy, because the 24-year-old USC product has talent and potential. Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Neal, and Perry could form a really good pass rushing quartet this upcoming season, though only Matthews, who is obviously the star of the defense, is a sure thing at this point. That said, one of those three players is bound to have a big year this upcoming season, and it looks like Peppers has made a big impression early on.