GREEN BAY, Wis. When Ryan Pickett arrived for the Green Bay Packers' offseason training activities, the 33-year-old defensive lineman realized he was officially the oldest player on the team. The departures of Donald Driver, Charles Woodson and Jeff Saturday forced Pickett into accepting that title, whether he actually felt old or not.
But that's just it. Pickett doesn't feel old. After 12 years in the NFL, he still believes he has a lot left in the tank.
"I feel like I can play another three or four years, easily," Pickett told FOXSportsWisconsin.com during minicamp. "It depends on how my body feels. If my body starts feeling bad, then I'll call it quits. But I feel great."
Pickett is arguably getting even better with age. The wall that most veteran NFL players hit when they go from productive to ineffective has yet to find Pickett.
"He played as good last year as any of the four years that I've been here," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said of Pickett. "I think that with '...