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Sunday
May132012

Packers Counting on Pass Rush From First Rounder Nick Perry

It looks like the Green Bay Packers will have a pass rush in 2012, and a rookie may be leading the way.

Expectations are high as Nick Perry puts on the green and gold, and he's fine with that.

"I can't really say that I'm going to be the savior," Perry, an outside linebacker, said during the Packers' weekend rookie minicamp. "But I'm going to put my best foot forward to help the situation, just to try and help the team any way I can."

Last month, the Packers spent their first six picks on defensive players -- Perry, linemen Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels, cornerback Casey Hayward, safety Jerron McMillian and inside linebacker Terrell Manning.

Things seemed to go well in Perry's first minicamp appearance.  The new Packer looked explosive moving forward, but started tentative and sluggish in pass coverage. Perry is making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker, that is to be expected. However, the 270 pounds he's carrying might be contributing to the problems with pass coverage.

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