Ryan Pickett: Green Bay Adds Franchise Tag

Micah Warren@@OTRSportsonlineContributor IFebruary 24, 2010

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 19:   Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett #79 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates during the game with the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers won 34-14.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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According to Adam Schefter’s Twitter account, the Green Bay Packers have franchised DT Ryan Pickett. The move will cost them $7 million for this season.

“Green Bay Packers placed their franchise tag on DT Ryan Pickett. The DT franchise tag is $7 million. Pickett not going anywhere,” he tweets.

They must really like Pickett in there for their new 3-4 alignment. It’s a system that you just can’t run if you don’t have the big boy in the middle at nose tackle. The new system, however, seems to have alienated former productive players like Aaron Kampman and A.J. Hawk.

Although, it may just be that Hawk stinks.