The Green Bay Packers are expected to be hit hard by free agency.
They have multiple starters who became free agents today and expect to lose several, including veteran defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who has been a big part of that Packers’ defense over the last few years. Raji believes the Packers gave him a low ball offer.
According to Rob Demovsky, who covers the Packers for ESPN, the Packers are interested in bringing back one of their own free agent defensive lineman.
First tidbit of #Packers FA news today. No deal yet for veteran DT Ryan Pickett but he’s been in touch with them and will continue to talk.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 8, 2014
Pickett, a 14-year veteran signed with the Packers in 2006 as a free agent after spending the first five years of his career with the St. Louis Rams, who drafted him with the 29th overall pick in the 2001 draft out of Ohio State.
Pickett had the franchise tag placed on him in 2010, but eventually agree to a four-year deal that just ran out.
Pickett made 19 tackles while appearing in all 16 games for the Packers last season.