The Dolphins continue to try to retool their defense Under first-year head coach Brian Flores, and that includes searching for veteran help post NFL draft.
The latest is a Monday report from Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that the Dolphins have been flirting with former Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry:
Miami Dolphins, with a glaring hole on the edge, in talks with free agent pass rusher https://t.co/FyXatT5KRO
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) May 6, 2019
Perry, a former first-round pick out of USC in 2012, has played his entire career with the Pack before they released him in a salary cap move on the eve of free agency in March.
Perry, whose best success has been as an outside linebacker/pass rusher, had his best season in 2016 with 52 total tackles, 11 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. A year ago he battled a knee injury and had only 24 stops and 1.5 sacks in nine games.
The Dolphins are clearly looking for more linebacker help after having taken Wisconsin outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel in the fifth round of the draft last month.
Miami also has the depth including two former Ohio State teammates, as they drafted in Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker the two previous years.
Back to Perry, he signed a lucrative contract extension in Green Bay for 5 years and $59 million dollars two seasons ago. He received $18.5 million of that as a signing bonus and played for $6.9 Million last year. You paragraphs
Miami GM Chris Grier should be able to get him at a significant discount if they can lower him to South Florida. Has Beasley stated in the article. Is reportedly also been talking to the Seattle Seahawks about playing for them.
Now, we’ll see just how much of a lure that Flores having been with the ultra-successful Patriots the last few years will be, and if the veteran Perry wants to come play for him this year.
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