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Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett - #79 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 338 lbs.
Birthday 10/08/1979
Birthplace Zephyrhills, FL
College Ohio State
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 1st round, 29th pick by Rams

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Woodson, Driver out with injuries

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Packers CB Charles Woodson and WR Donald Driver have been declared out of Super Bowl XLV after being injured in the first half.

Displaced Super Bowl ticket holders get in stadium

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
The fans who were not allowed to sit in some of the Cowboys Stadium temporary seats after a fire marshal failed to approve them have been brought into the stadium, according to the NFL.

Zombo to start in place of injured Walden

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Frank Zombo will start in place of injured LB Erik Walden, who was made inactive for Super Bowl XLV.

Oddsmakers: Bettors favoring Packers to cover

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
As Super Bowl XLV nears, the pointspread is holding steady in Nevada, with the Packers a consensus 2½-point favorite against the Steelers. More money is being bet on Green Bay to cover, oddsmakers tell PFW, but money-line bets are ...

Five keys to Super Bowl XLV

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
With the kickoff for Super Bowl XLV set for 6:30 p.m. ET, we examine five keys to the outcome of the game.

Super Bowl XLV matchup tidbits

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 2:27 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for Super Bowl XLV, focusing on statistical comparisons.

Rodgers no stranger to being overlooked

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Some people turn into a mess of astonishment when they hear about how Aaron Rodgers' college career began.

Packers face tough decision on Jenkins' future

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Taking into account the various health issues he has been forced to deal with during his seven-year career, DE Cullen Jenkins' future with the Packers looks more than a little cloudy with his contract due to expire after the Super ...

Getting to know ... Packers RB James Starks

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
James Starks loves to watch the running styles of some great backs through history, and he thinks one day he can reach their level.

Walden held out of Packers' Saturday walkthrough

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Erik Walden was held out of the team's Saturday walkthrough due to an ankle injury and is considered questionable for Super Bowl XLV.

The hot team, or the tempered one?

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk wonders if the Packers can keep up their late-season surge against the Steelers as he offers his prediction on Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers, Packers built with similar philosophies

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Steelers and Packers are historic franchises, but they share more than history. Both are teams built with patience, thrift and lots of draft picks.

Packers won't be overwhelmed by the moment

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Although the Steelers have more Super Bowl experience, the Packers are prepared for the task at hand.

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Super Bowl XLV — Packers LOLB Clay Matthews vs. Steelers ORT Flozell Adams.

Getting to know ... Frank Zombo

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Frank Zombo could be pressed back into a starting role Sunday if Erik Walden is unable to play because of an ankle injury.

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Posted March 12, 2010
The Green Bay Packers signed Pckett to a long-term contract extension Friday.||||||| Pickett was an unrestricted free agent, but the Packers placed the franchise tag on him earlier in the offseason. Pickett, who was signed as a free agent before the 2006 season, was a vital part of what was one of the league's best run defenses under new defensive coordinator Dom Capers and his 3-4 defensive alignment last season.
Posted Feb. 24, 2010
The Green Bay Packers have used their franchise tag on Pickett, keeping the hefty center of their 3-4 defense at a hefty sum.||||||| General manager Ted Thompson says in a statement Wednesday that the 340-pound Pickett has been a productive player and the team wants him to be a part of its future. Pickett will make just over $7 million next season if the sides don't reach a long-term agreement first. Pickett is a nine-year veteran who has spent the last four seasons in Green Bay. Last year, he totaled 47 tackles and played a key role on one of the NFL's best run defenses.
Posted Oct. 18, 2008
Pickett is being listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Colts.||||||| Pickett said he will likely play Sunday, even with a strained triceps muscle he suffered in the last game. "Big game like this, I can't see myself sitting out," Pickett said. Green Bay's big run stuffer practiced on a limited basis Friday after being held out the previous two days.
Posted Oct. 13, 2008
Pickett left with an elbow injury in the Packers' win over Seattle on Sunday.||||||| Pickett is listed as day-to-day.
Posted Dec. 23, 2007
Pickett missed Sunday's game against the rival Chicago Bears with a groin injury.||||||| A key part of the run defense, Pickett was injured in last week's win over St. Louis. And with the temperature around 15 degrees and strong winds blowing through Soldier Field, the Packers went with Justin Harrell instead.

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