Pickett tagged by Packers

Updated: February 24, 2010, 6:40 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The Green Bay Packers placed their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ryan Pickett.

General manager Ted Thompson says in a statement Wednesday that the 340-pound Pickett has been a productive player and the team wants him to be a part of its future. Pickett will make just over $7 million next season if the sides don't reach a long-term agreement first.

Pickett, a nine-year veteran who came to the Packers in 2006, totaled 33 tackles in 13 games last season and played a key role on one ...

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