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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 of the NFL's best run defenses.
Pickett began his career in St. Louis before signing a $14 million, four-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with the Packers in 2006.
Adam Schefter is an ESPN NFL Insider. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
The Green Bay Packers placed their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ryan Pickett, a league source told ESPN.