McKenzie still working on Green Bay escape Print story AIM story Email story ARNIE STAPLETON / Associated Press Posted: 1 hour ago MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cornerback Mike McKenzie has hired a new agent to help secure a trade from the Green Bay Packers. Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press that McKenzie hired him Monday, and he received permission from the Packers that same day to speak with other teams about a trade. Green Bay is seeking a first-round draft pick and a lower-round selection or a player in exchange for McKenzie, Rosenhaus said Tuesday from his office in Miami Beach, Fla. The Packers didn't immediately return phone messages from the AP seeking comment. Rosenhaus said he plans to attend the owners' meetings next week in Florida where he'll shop the cornerback, who has boycotted all of Green Bay's offseason workouts and post-draft minicamp. "My goal is to work out a trade that's good for Mike and a team that needs a premier cornerback and also the Packers, one that's good for all three parties," Rosenhaus said. McKenzie had been without representation since Memphis-based agent Brian Parker terminated his working relationship with him May 3. Rosenhaus is McKenzie's fifth representative in his six-year NFL career, although some worked for the same agency. McKenzie hired Parker last year and instructed him to seek a contract renegotiation in February, converting a $200,000 workout bonus into two $100,000 roster bonuses due in April and June and removing a de-escalator clause from the five-year $17.1 million deal he signed in 2002. As the Packers worked to comply with the request, McKenzie said he wanted to be traded instead. Green Bay denied his plea for a trade on April 6 but allowed Parker to seek a draft-day deal. None panned out. McKenzie has little leverage. If he sits out the 2004 season, he'd still owe the Packers three years of service. The Packers could wipe away his $2.75 million salary in 2004, but they'd be without their top defender in a season of high hopes. The Packers, who used their top two picks in the draft last month on cornerbacks, taking Ahmad Carroll in the first round and Joey Thomas in the second, have said they hope McKenzie comes around and reports to their June minicamp. Asked if anything had changed with McKenzie's stance and whether there was any hope to repair his rift with the Packers, Rosenhaus said: "My job right now is I have permission to work on a trade. I'm not interested in (discussing) Mike's situation with the Packers beyond that."