Packers NT Pickett questionable vs. Steelers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nose tackle Ryan Pickett has been the anchor of a Green Bay Packers defense that ranks second in the NFL against the run and hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in the last 10 games.

Pickett missed the last game with a hamstring injury but has a chance to be a factor again in Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

Coach Mike McCarthy says Pickett's status will be determined Saturday. Pickett is listed as questionable but says he's confident he will return to the starting lineup Sunday.

Cornerback Charles Woodson (shoulder), linebacker Nick Barnett (knee) and defensive end Johnny Jolly (knee) are probable.

Green Bay (9-4) has won five straight and is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.

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