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Nick Barnett

Nick Barnett cannot make it more clear: He wants to remain as the starting middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Barnett likes playing the position and has played it well the past three seasons. However, moving to the strong-side position to allow rookie Abdul Hodge to start would hurt his negotiating power when he becomes a free agent.

That's at least how Barnett indirectly explained how he feels about the potential move today. Barnett tried to downplay the money-part of moving as he addressed reporters in front his locker, but that is a big reason why he is very stubborn about sliding over to the outside. "When you go into any job and you're negotiating, you bring your stats," Barnett said. "It's part of that, but it's not all...

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