The Green Bay Packers have a solid nose tackle in Ryan Pickett. His production has dropped off though, in 2012 he had 51 tackles and in 2013 he has just 16 in 14 starts. Pickett is also 34 years old, and the Packers could be looking to move on from Pickett as he enters the twilight of his career.
As of now, Pickett hasn’t heard from the team about re-signing.
“No, nobody has said anything,” Pickett said this week, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I’ve got two more games to show ‘em.”
Pickett also vowed to play wherever that may be, but he hopes it is with the Packers.
“I’m going to play next year, wherever it is,” Pickett said. “That’s my dream…retire as a Packer. That’s why I just go out and play hard, and hopefully all that off-the-field stuff will take care of itself.”
Pickett at least has support from his head coach.
“That’s a good locker room…there’s a lot of really good guys in there,” coach Mike McCarthy said in September. “But ‘Pick’ might be the best one. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever been around.
“He has such a genuine, appealing personality. People are attracted to him. ‘Pick’ doesn’t say much but when he talks, guys listen to him. He’s great, especially for our younger guys.”