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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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Packers DL Pickett getting better with age

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
The older veteran DL Ryan Pickett gets, it seems, the better he looks in his key role as the Green Bay D-line’s top run defender.

Giants-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' divisional playoff game vs. the Giants Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

They Said It: Packers edition

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
PFW presents some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches leading up to the team's Week Two visit to Carolina.  

Packers positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
In the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Packers’ personnel entering the 2011 offseason, we analyze Green Bay’s D-line situation.

They said it: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy early-week quotes from Packers players a few days after Green Bay’s 21-16 wild-card victory over the Eagles.

Packers-Eagles Thursday injury report

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Packers had seven players that either missed practice or were limited on Thursday.

They said it: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy early-week quotes from Packers players following their playoff-clinching 10-3 victory over the Bears Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Packers players of the week

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s Week 14 loss to the Lions in Detroit

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Packers Week Eight inactives

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Starting DE Ryan Pickett is the most prominent name on the Packers' inactive list for the Week Eight game against the Jets.

Jolly could be on the ropes with Packers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Packers’ decision to name 2009 first-rounder B.J. Raji and recently re-signed Ryan Pickett as the new starters at nose tackle and left end, respectively, might be in great part due to the shaky status of ’09 starting DLE ...

Packers concentrating more on status quo

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Packers GM Ted Thompson was not bluffing when he said he wanted to re-sign as many of the team’s free agents as possible.

Packers lock up Collins, Pickett long term

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
On Friday the Packers signed FS Nick Collins and NT Ryan Pickett to long-term extensions that will keep the two key players in Green Bay beyond the 2010 season.

Cable still has faith in underachieving McFadden

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Injuries have forced Raiders RB Darren McFadden to miss seven games in two seasons, hampering his production, but Oakland head coach Tom Cable says he hasn't lost hope in the former first-round draft choice, according to this week's ...

Six players given franchise tag before deadline

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
Six players were given the franchise tag by their teams before the 4 p.m. EST deadline Thursday, including three nose tackles, two placekickers and one defensive end.

Packers place franchise tag on NT Pickett

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The Packers announced Wednesday that they have designated NT Ryan Pickett as their franchise player.


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.