Green Bay Packers former first-round pick Nick Perry made his 2014 practice debut Thursday after missing the entire offseason program because of lingering foot and knee injuries.
The outside linebacker was asked about his career and where it might be headed.
“I still think I have a bright future,” Perry said.
Perry played in only six games his rookie year due to a wrist injury . Last season, he played in 11 games but was clearly not 100 percent after returning from a foot injury he sustained on Oct. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.
“I’m to the point now where I can just focus on football,” Perry said. “I’ve been working my tail off to get to where I’m at now.”
Perry enters his third season ready to make an impact.
“I know the defense, I have a good foundation, so now I don’t really have to worry about plays anymore,” Perry said. “I can really study my opponent and anticipate things. That’s part of being a pro now. I’m staying ahead of those things.”
In 17 career games, Perry has 46 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles.