Packers re-sign Nick Perry; Micah Hyde signs with Bills

Packers re-sign Nick Perry; Micah Hyde signs with Bills

When the Packers re-signed outside linebacker Nick Perry on Thursday, they structured it so there was a small salary-cap hit in the first year, indicating they would be a player in free agency.

"I've been fortunate to play for several historic franchises", Bennett said after signing his new contract, via the Packers's team website. With Bennett in town, Cook will play elsewhere this season in what was a freaky turn of events Friday afternoon.

Still, Bennett is soliciting fans for help, even providing a poll for people to vote on.

Bennett caught 55 passes for 701 yards and 7 touchdowns with the Patriots in the 2016 season. It turns out, they had a better option coming in. After joining a Packers team that made the NFC Championship game last season, another run at the Lombardi Trophy may be in the cards.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has his share of weapons to work with in Green Bay.

One free agent is leaving Green Bay. That left Perry (11 sacks, 12 tackles for loss) and New England's Jabaal Sheard (five sacks, seven tackles for loss) as the top two edge rushers available.

The NFL network is reporting a 5-year deal worth $50 million, $14 million guaranteed.

While keeping Perry, the Packers lost versatile safety Micah Hyde to the Buffalo Bills and center JC Tretter to the Cleveland Browns. Running back Eddie Lacy, meanwhile, is scheduled to visit Seattle and Minnesota.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound tight end reportedly signed a multi-year deal with the franchise, but the terms have not been released at this time.

Jason Wilde covers the Packers for ESPN Wisconsin.