Packers place LB Nick Perry (knee) on injured reserve

Nick Perry’s season is over.

The Packers placed the veteran linebacker on injured reserve Saturday with a knee injury suffered earlier this month, the team announced.

The decision opened a roster spot for rookie defensive lineman James Looney, who was signed to the active roster from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Perry initially hurt his knee in a Week 10 win over the Dolphins, though he has a history of injuries that previously forced him to miss 15 of a possible 32 regular-season games in his first two seasons.

Perry, 28, was selected by Green Bay with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2012 draft and signed a five-year contract worth $60 million with the Packers in March 2017 after posting a career-high 11 sacks in 2016.

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However, he’s recorded just 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits this season.

The Vikings (5-4) are slated to host the Packers (4-5) in an NFC North showdown at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday.

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