Cory’s Corner: Anyone want to play nose tackle for the Packers?

As soon as B.J. Raji was lost for the season this past August, my mind started to race. I wondered if general manager Ted Thompson would pick up the phone and call Ryan Pickett. After all, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle played eight seasons for the Packers. He started all 16 games in 2012 and 2013. I also wondered if Thompson would kick the tires on Johnny Jolly. He received...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Sign NT Ryan Pickett, Place Rookie NT Louis Nix On I.R.

Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston is reporting that the Texans are signing veteran NT Ryan Pickett to a contract. Berman adds that rookie NT Louis Nix will be placed on season-ending injured reserve to make room for Pickett. The Texans brought Pickett in for a tryout this week. Many assumed that Pickett could return to Green Bay after they lost B.J. Raji for the season, however...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers NT Ryan Pickett Tried Out For Texans

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Houston Texans brought in former Packers NT Ryan Pickett for a tryout this week. Many assumed that Pickett could return to Green Bay after they lost B.J. Raji for the season, however the Packers have not shown interest in re-signing him. Pickett mentioned during the summer that he was hoping to sign on with a new team before the start of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Struggles Continue Against Seattle, NFC West

There is no easy way to say it but the Green Bay Packers simply were not tough enough to beat the Seattle Seahawks last night in the 2014 season opener. Sure, they killed themselves with mental mistakes and turnovers, but at the end of the day, Seattle was more physical and that was a big reason why it won the game going away. One loss doesn’t doom anyone in the NFL and there is...
Via The Packers Guru
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Defensive Line: Youth Will Be Served

Last season the Packers had Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and B.J. Raji as their starting defensive lineman. That starting lineup had 280 career starts between the three of them. While that experience didn’t lead to much success, it’s always nice having a veteran around. That’s the role Raji was going to play this season for the “new look” defensive line. With Raji out for...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers capsule

GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-8-1) New faces: DL Julius Peppers, rookies S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, WR Davante Adams. Key losses: WR James Jones, TE Jermichael Finley, C Evan Dietrich-Smith, DT Ryan Pickett, DL Johnny Jolly. Strengths: QB, RB, WR, G, T, OLB, CB. Weaknesses: TE, C, S. What's New: Packers hope Julius Peppers improves pass rush. B.J. Raji moved to nose tackle before hurting right...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers could always bring back Johnny Jolly or Ryan Pickett

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that B.J. Raji tore his right bicep. Tests will show whether it is a full or partial tear. The extent of the injury will determine the rehab time, but Glenn Dorsey is experiencing the same issue right now. Dorsey is expected to miss 3 and a half months. The Packers […] The post Packers could always bring back Johnny Jolly or Ryan Pickett appeared...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers not optimistic about Raji’s arm

It sounds like the Green Bay Packers are not too optimistic about BJ Raji’s injured arm. The team might go re-sign Johnny Jolly or Ryan Pickett who are still street free agents. @RapSheet: #Packers DT BJ Raji has tests today on his upper arm he injured last night. He was optimistic last night. But not […] The post Packers not optimistic about Raji’s arm appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers need to consider re-signing Ryan Pickett or Johnny Jolly

The Green Bay Packers traded Jerel Worthy to the New England Patriots the other day for a late round pick. While that is a good deal, the depth for the Packers is weak. The teams penciled in starters are BJ Raji, Mike Daniels and Datone Jones. The team does have a few rookies to back […] The post Packers need to consider re-signing Ryan Pickett or Johnny Jolly appeared first on...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay’s New Look Front Seven

There was talk during the offseason about the Green Bay Packers going for a new body type along their defensive line, and that seems accurate right now. Gone are players like 340-pound Ryan Pickett and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. They have been replaced in the base defense so far in camp by Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, who weigh 285 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. B.J. Raji will...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent News: Ryan Pickett waiting for a call

NFL stories haven't been surfacing the sports landscape for some time now, but in the midst of the dullness we're reminded of Ryan Pickett. The free agent defensive tackle hits 35 in October, and while his chances of landing a new home soon may seem awfully slim, he believes he deserves another shot.#135006703 / gettyimages.com"I can still play," Pickett said from...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay needs to re-sign Ryan Pickett; He claims he is ready

After five seasons in St. Louis and another eight in Green Bay, 34-year-old free agent defensive tackle Ryan Pickett wants one more shot to suit up. “I can still play ball. Just turn on the tape,” Pickett told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this week. “I can do my job. And I do it well. I […] The post Green Bay needs to re-sign Ryan Pickett; He claims he is ready appeared...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent NT Ryan Pickett Hoping To Have A New Team By Training Camp

  Free Agent NT Ryan Pickett recently mentioned that he expects to be on a roster by the start of training camp. “I can still play ball. Just turn on the tape,” Pickett said, via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I can do my job. And I do it well. I like to prove people wrong. I feel great. I don’t feel old.” Pickett wouldn’t say which teams he has been in contact...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers Open To Bringing Back Finley, Jolly and Pickett

The Green Bay Packers have said all offseason that they are open to brining back tight end Jermichael Finley to the team, if his neck has been proven to be OK. Green Bay hasn’t given up completely on Finley. One doctor has already cleared him that he can play in the NFL again, but so far no team has taken a chance to sign him yet. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he’s left...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Haven’t Closed The Door On Re-Signing Jermichael Finley, Ryan Pickett & Johnny Jolly

  Packers HC Mike McCarthy mentioned during an appearance on “The Bill Michaels Show” that they have yet to close the door on signing free agents TE Jermichael Finley, NT Ryan Pickett and DT Johnny Jolly. “No doors are closed yet, and we’ll see what happens,” McCarthy said during the interview. “It’s always something that I think you have to be realistic about in...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency Reminder: Who Remains Unemployed?

As we enter the painfully long 3-plus month wait until the NFL bestows its magical graces upon us, draft picks are signing by the dozens and the last patch of unattractive free agents begin to negotiate low-risk incentive-laden contracts. There remain countless free agents with NFL experience floating in limbo as OTAs are conducted, most of which are relying on an unexpected season...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers’ Defensive Improvement Needs to Start Up Front

Since winning Super Bowl XLV with the 5th ranked defense in the NFL, the Packer’s defense has been on the decline. In 2011 they had the 32nd ranked defense, the worst in the NFL.  2012 and 2013 were slight improvements, ranking 11th and 26th respectively. So what is the reason for this precipitous decline? Certainly injuries have played a part. Few teams have had as many key injuries...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: State of the Defensive Line

Heading into the offseason one of the questions surrounding the Green Bay Packers is what they would do about their defensive line. B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly were all free agents. They’ve re-signed B.J. Raji to a one year deal and are moving him back to the nose tackle position. Pickett and Jolly are still free agents, and have drawn little to no interest on the...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers could still re-sign Jolly and Pickett

Today Rob Demovsky answered questions from the Packers fans in a session called PackerMail. When he was asked about Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett, Demovsky would not rule out a return. Curt Cozad @63GBPackerfan @RobDemovsky Rob, what’s the word on the street regarding @RyanPickett79 and @JJolly97 getting resigned? #PackersMail Demovsky: It’s a holding pattern at […] The post...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Remain In A “Holding Pattern” Regarding Re-Signing Ryan Pickett & Johnny Jolly

  According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers remain in a “holding pattern” regarding free agent defensive linemen Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly. Demovsky expects them to wait until after the draft to decide on either players, but mentions that Jolly’s neck injury is “recovering nicely” and shouldn’t be an issue. Packers’ HC Mike McCarthy mentioned during...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Ryan Pickett

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. Ryan Pickett, defensive lineman Season stats: 17 games (546 snaps; 48.0 percent of total defensive snaps); 24 tackles, one tackle for loss, zero sacks, five quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Ryan Pickett

Though Ryan Pickett was solid in 2013, the 34-year-old defensive lineman had his lowest total tackles since his rookie year in 2001.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers free agency preview: Defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rarely have the Green Bay Packers been a player in free agency since Ted Thompson took over as general manager in 2005. Seven offseasons have come and gone since the Packers signed Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett in 2006. Since then, the moves made by Thompson and his front-office staff to add players from other teams have not been headline-worthy. While recent...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers Have Interest In Re-Signing NT Ryan Pickett

  Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that the Packers remain in contact with free agent NT Ryan Pickett and are expected to keep in touch in the coming days. Packers’ HC Mike McCarthy mentioned during the Scouting Combine that he wasn’t ready to close the door on Pickett returning next year. “I think [Pickett] has a little bit left,” said McCarthy. “This has really been...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ offseason focus: defensive line

The Super Bowl proved once again that defense wins championships, with the Seattle Seahawks dismantling the Denver Broncos’ supposedly all-time great offense. Football is obviously meant to be a physical game, even with all the rule changes softening up the game. Seattle showed that hard-hitting physical football trumps soft, dink and dunk offense. Green Bay’s defense was anything...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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