Sherman Comments On Nickerson Visit


Nickerson (right), with Ed Donatell at Thursday's practice.

Packers GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman commented Friday on free agent linebacker Hardy Nickerson, who visited the team's mini-camp practice Thursday.

"Anytime you can bring a player on your squad to add depth, you want to do that, and Hardy has a wealth of experience," Sherman said. "I'm very pleased with (slated starting middle linebacker) Torrance Marshall and what he's done so far. He's worked extremely hard, but Hardy just adds to that group and makes it a stronger group."

The Packers are just one team to express interest in Nickerson, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week. After his stop in Green Bay, Nickerson, approaching what would be his 16th professional season, was scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I think we are one of his choices," Sherman said. "I think he sees us as a team that has a chance to be very competitive and hopefully make a run at a championship. I think he wanted to be a part of that, but free agency is just what it is, he's free to choose where he wants to go and we're going to take a run at anybody who could potentially help us become a better team.

"If we get him, I would be thrilled. If we don't, that's fine, too, we'll just continue on with our business. Like I said, Torrance Marshall has done an outstanding job for us."

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