Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

Pickett started at nose tackle and had one tackle in Sunday's win over Buffalo, the Houston Chronicle reports.

After the Texans were gashed for 176 yards by the Giants Rashad Jennings in a Week 3 loss, the Texans signed Pickett to bolster the interior of the defensive line.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

Pickett signed with the Texans on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pickett spent the past eight seasons with the Packers, for whom he generally disappointed with just 19 tackles (15 solo) in 16 games last season. However, with rookie Louis Nix III (knee) being placed on IR, the 34-year-old Pickett's addition gives the Texans a veteran nose tackle with experience playing in a 3-4 scheme.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

34-year-old free agent DT Ryan Pickett wants to play this season.

Pickett insists there's a "100 percent" chance he signs somewhere this season, but declined to reveal which (if any) teams he's been talking to. His No. 1 choice is the Packers, where he's been a starter for the last eight seasons. But they appear to have moved on with B.J. Raji, Khyri Thornton, Josh Boyd and Letroy Guion all capable of playing nose tackle.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

The Packers haven't ruled out bringing back free agent NT Ryan Pickett.

Pickett hasn't received any known interest in free agency and could be open to a veteran-minimum deal after the draft. The Packers re-signed B.J. Raji and added Letroy Guion this offseason, so Pickett would be returning in a limited role.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

The Packers remain open to re-signing free agent NT Ryan Pickett.

The Pack also reached out to Pickett on the eve of free agency. The 34-year-old veteran has yet to make a visit after playing 546 snaps last season. A 13-year veteran, Pickett has been with the Packers since 2006.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

The Packers have expressed interest in re-signing free agent NT Ryan Pickett.

Per reporter Rob Demovsky, the Packers have reached out to Pickett and will continue to talk leading up to free agency. He started all 16 games at nose tackle this past season, but registered just 19 tackles on 546 defensive snaps. Pickett is a limited two-down run plugger and may have to settle for a one-year deal.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

The Packers aren't expected to re-sign free agent NT Ryan Pickett.

Pickett is 34 years old and doesn't profile as the type of player the Packers typically invest money in. Green Bay wants to clear some room on the defensive line in order to get younger, faster, more athletic players like Datone Jones more snaps. Pickett is merely a run plugger and will likely have to settle for a one-year deal.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 2 years ago

Packers NT Ryan Pickett says the team hasn't talked with him about the possibility of re-signing with the team.

"No, nobody has said anything," said Pickett. "I've got two more games to show 'em." Pickett has started all 14 games this season but has registered just 16 tackles on 440 defensive snaps. That's quite the drop-off from 2012 when he racked up 51 tackles on similar playing time. Pickett is 34 years old. He wants to re-sign with the Packers, but the team tends to shy away from older players.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 3 years ago

Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac expects the team to retain LE Ryan Pickett for the 2013 season.

Pickett, 33, brings essentially nothing to the table as a pass rusher, but he is a run-stuffing power pig at left end and nose tackle. "I think Ryan has some more football left in him. I really do," Trgovac said. "I think he definitely has another good year left in him." Pickett is owed $6.1 million in 2013.

Ryan Pickett DL HOU 4 years ago

Packers RE Ryan Pickett left Sunday's Week 4 game versus the Saints with a shoulder injury.

The severity of the injury is unclear. Pickett is questionable to return. Rookie Jerel Worthy will likely be a full-time player with Pickett sidelined.