The edge rushers that combined for 17 years in Green Bay exited stage right. Matthews wasn’t re-signed and Perry was released.
And that’s where Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith come in. Both were signed as free agents on March 14 to bolster a defensive front seven and give some needed relief to the back end.
I have been screaming for Perry to go for awhile. It’s not just that he cannot stay healthy, even though he has only started 20 games the last two years. What concerns me is that all of the hopes and dreams for Perry were built off of one magical season in 2016.