RYAN PICKETT NEWS

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...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans added Ryan Pickett

The Houston Texans signed veteran defensive lineman Ryan Pickett on Wednesday. The #Texans added Ryan Pickett on Wednesday, and he went right to work. READ: http://t.co/itD9MGXkIp pic.twitter.com/AiuRufi2aj — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 24, 2014 “I’m just trying to get in where I fit in,” Pickett said before his first practice with the team. “They can use...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 days ago  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Come Up Small

Unable to stop the run with bigger bodies like Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and C.J. Wilson, the Packers decided to go smaller up front this season. Over 200 yards later, that decision looks about as bad now as it did three months ago. While that strategy might work in San Francisco where smallish linemen Justin Smith, Glenn Dorsey and Ray McDonald are really good players and where...
Via Packer Update
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Left Behind B.J.

As Packers fans well know, GM Ted Thompson isn’t one to buttress his roster from the outside. So let’s assume Ryan Pickett or some other experienced nose tackle won’t be...
Via Packer Update
August 27, 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Size Really Matter?

The Packers struggled to stop the run during the second half of last season, and that was with Johnny Jolly (325 pounds), Ryan Pickett (340 pounds) and B.J. Raji (335 pounds) up front. So how will things improve without Jolly and Pickett? Fair question. Coordinator Dom Capers has to hope Raji plays a lot better […]
Via Packer Update
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Pickett wants to keep playing

Free agent defensive lineman Ryan Pickett plans on playing this season even though no one has signed the 34 year-old veteran. “I can still play ball. Just turn on the tape,” Pickett said by phone, per 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.” A free agent, Pickett hopes to get a call...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 05, 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Changing of the guard on defensive line

or the moment, the old guard is gone. Unless something changes in the next four weeks, life without Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly may become a reality for the Green Bay Packers' defensive line. That would leave the Packers without two-thirds of their starting base defensive line from a year ago and without 18 years of NFL experience. The nine players listed as strictly defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: Door not closed for Pickett, Jolly and Finley to return

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told The Bill Michaels Show that the door is open for Ryan Pickett, Jermichael Finley and Johnny Jolly to all return as they remain in a holding pattern as free agents. “No doors are closed yet, and we’ll see what happens,” McCarthy said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “It’s always something that I think you have to be realistic about in the...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 14, 2014  |  2 Comments

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley still has a locker with the Packers

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com,  the Packers haven’t given away Jermichael Finley’s locker even though he’s a free agent. The Green Bay Packers have given away the lockers that formerly belonged to defensive linemen Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett, but another one of their unsigned free agents, tight end Jermichael Finley, still has his place in the team’s locker...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 17, 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers reportedly in a holding pattern with Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are in a holding pattern when it comes to free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly. It’s a holding pattern at this point with Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly. They will wait to see what comes of the draft and then reassess their needs. Jolly appears to be recovering nicely from his neck surgery, so that should not be an issue...
Via Pro Football Zone
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

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