McKenzie's agent fishes for new team

While attending this week's NFL owners meetings, agent Drew Rosenhaus is on a fishing expedition in the anglers' paradise that is Florida.

Rosenhaus, however, isn't fishing for marlin or swordfish. Instead, he's trying to hook a new team for his new client, Packers cornerback Mike McKenzie.

Rosenhaus was hired by McKenzie on May 17 and that day was given permission by the Packers to talk to other teams about a trade.

"I am meeting with many teams discussing potential contract extension type deals and what I hope to do is work out a deal for Mike and the team that helps facilitate a deal with the Packers," Rosenhaus told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

The Packers reportedly are seeking a first-round draft pick or a player of equal talent in the trade.

Rosenhaus would not divulge teams he is talking to while at the meetings in Amelia Island, Fla. One team that desperately needs help at cornerback is Philadelphia, but it seems unlikely the Packers would trade their ace corner to a fellow Super Bowl contender.

"I'm pleased with the level of interest and more confident than ever that a deal is going to be consummated with another team — eventually," Rosenhaus said.

McKenzie signed a five-year, $17.1 million contract in 2002.

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