Packers cut ties with veteran LB Nick Perry

NFL/Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- After making big splashes in free agency, the Green Bay Packers are cutting ties with veteran linebacker Nick Perry.

General manager Brian Gutekunst announced the move Tuesday after the team agreed to deals with edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive lineman Billy Turner.

"We want to thank Nick for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers and the community over the last seven seasons," Gutekunst said. "He did a tremendous job on the field, was a great teammate and a true professional."

The 28-year-old Perry spent seven seasons with the Packers and had 228 tackles in 81 games.

-- Reporting by Stephen Whyno