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Pete Dougherty column: Is Perry playing out of position at outside LB?

6:41 PM, Oct. 5, 2013
Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry (53) shouts instructions to his teammates in the second quarter during their Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry (53) shouts instructions to his teammates in the second quarter during their Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field.
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Last spring, the Green Bay Packers took a chance and converted Mike Neal from a defensive lineman to a rare hybrid who splits time between outside linebacker and inside pass rusher.

After this season, they might want to strongly consider doing the reverse with 2012 first-round draft pick Nick Perry and convert him from an outside linebacker to an inside rusher.

Perry is in only his second season of transition from defensive end in college at USC to 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. But even allowing for the wrist injury that ended his rookie season after six games, he hasn't shown enough of the ...

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