Packers place LB Nick Perry (knee) on injured reserve

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.

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.