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Perry at LOLB in first practice

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Nick Perry played left outside linebacker in his first rookie-orientation camp practice today, which raises at least the possibility the Packers plan to move Clay Matthews to the right side. The Packers selected Perry in the first round of this year's draft as a likely immediate starter at outside linebacker. Coach Mike McCarthy gave no indication of the team's plans, and there's always the possibility the Packers will work Perry on the right side later in this camp. But considering they're trying to get Perry ready to play as fast as possible, they're also unlikely to give him many snaps on the side he's not likely to play this season. "Itís a starting point," McCarthy said. "Thatís -- we played Nick Perry exclusively on the left side (today), so that will be the starting point for him." Matthews played on the right side his rookie year of 2009, then played left side the last two seasons. As a rule of thumb, teams that play 3-4 defenses generally play their bigger outside linebacker on the left side on the theory that offenses run more to their right (the defense's left). Perry is about 270 pounds, which is 15 pounds more than Matthews' listed playing weight last season.    

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