Rams' Pickett, Browns' Taylor to visit

Nall, Henderson, Flanagan meet with other teams

The Packers are expected to meet with St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Ryan Pickett today in Green Bay. The Packers also are trying to schedule a visit with Cleveland Browns linebacker Ben Taylor, according to reports.

The Rams reportedly have offered the 6-foot-2, 310 pound Pickett a contract that includes a signing bonus of about $5 million. If the Packers were able to sign Pickett, an unrestricted free agent, they likely will back off on Grady Jackson, who also is an unrestricted free agent. Pickett, 26, is much younger than Jackson, 33, and is a solid run-stopper.

Pickett was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft by St. Louis. He also has a visit scheduled with the Buffalo Bills this week.

Taylor, 27, was selected by the Browns in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft from Virginia Tech. He has started at both weak-side and strong-side linebacker for the Browns and is a special teams demon. Taylor, however, has been slowed by injuries throughout his tenure in Cleveland.

Packers out shopping
Reserve quarterback Craig Nall is scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings this week. Nall was Green Bay's third-string quarterback behind Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers last year. ... Veteran fullback William Henderson also has scheduled a visit with the Vikings this week. Henderson has played all 11 of his NFL seasons in Green Bay. ... Center Mike Flanagan is visited the Houston Texans on Saturday but left Sunday without a contract, according to a report.

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