Houston Texans: Six free agent options at linebacker
By Randy Gurzi
Outside linebacker Nick Perry, Green Bay Packers, 25 years old
The Green Bay Packers run a 3-4 system like the Texans do, which means any free agent from their team has experience that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel would most likely covet.
Former USC Trojan Nick Perry has spent the past four seasons in Green Bay and is set to hit the open market this spring. For the Packers, Perry has been a disappointment due to being selected 28th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
For a team like the Texans he could be a talented player that could come in rather affordably and offer some solid depth.
During his time with the Pack, Perry has played in 46 games with 16 starts. In 2015 he recorded 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 14 games but his best season was 2013 when he totaled 28 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles in just 11 games.
A fresh start for the once highly sought after player could be exactly what he needs. And given the injury history for Houston at the linebacker position, a backup with some starting experience could be exactly what they need as well.
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