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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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Many similarities between Steelers, Packers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Although both teams have a good mix of youth and experience, don't be surprised if one of the veteran leaders makes the game-winning play.

Key coaches for the Packers' and Steelers' defensive staffs

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Taking a closer look at some key coaches on the defensive staffs of the Packers and the Steelers.

Packers' Friday practice report

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Following the Packers' final full practice, head coach Mike McCarthy characterized his team as "loose but confident," according to a pool report filed by Jim Trotter.

Steelers set to go without Pouncey, Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.

McCarthy talks motivational tactics Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Packers coach Mike McCarthy talked about the weather, motivational tactics and more in his final press conference before Sunday's Super Bowl.

McCarthy would be 'shocked' if injured Driver does not play Sunday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Packers WR Donald Driver will be held out of practice again Friday, but he's expected to play in the Super Bowl, head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

They Said It: Super Bowl edition

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Quotes from some of the key Steelers and Packers players and coaches leading up to Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers' offensive line answers critics, opens holes

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Steelers' O-line once more is being questioned. But if it wins a Super Bowl, after everything it has endured, the critics will be silenced.

Tomlin: 'I'm a robot'

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his final press conference before Super Bowl XLV and issued one memorable statement.

Packers Super Bowl flashback

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
PFW continues to recap the Packers' previous four trips to the Super Bowl. The Packers were victorious in their first three Super Bowl apperances, but their luck ran out in Super Bowl XXXII as they were defeated by the Broncos.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Every other day leading up to Super Sunday, the Pro Football Weekly Packers team app presents a handful of interesting factoids on this year’s NFC champs on a broad variety of levels.  

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
In the fifth of six Super Bowl matchups we're highlighting, we examine how the Steelers' wide receivers match up with the Packers' defensive backs.

Roethlisberger lights up practice

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.

Packers 60-second rant: Weather creates Super headache

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on the weather — both down in Dallas and in his home base of Chicago — before offering a bold Super Sunday prediction.

Bulaga says Packers’ chaplain a scary movie buff

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
A peculiar conversation during Super Bowl week came Thursday when Packers ORT Bryan Bulaga spoke about the team's Catholic chaplain.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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