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B.J. Raji | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 337
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / GB
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Packers CEO Mark Murphy said he thought the team had a "deal done" with NT B.J. Raji before he announced his "retirement."
"I think it surprised his agent," Murphy said. "I really respect B.J. It’s not an easy decision. The easy thing to do is take the money." It sounds like Raji's retirement will be more like a hiatus, but it is surprising he had an apparently acceptable deal on the table and still decided to take the year off. Raji will turn 30 in July. Mar 21 - 12:28 PM
Source: ESPN

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports B.J. Raji will not play in 2016, but has not "ruled out a return in the future."

"This decision was made after hours of conversation with close family members and mentors and considerable self-introspection and is one in which I am absolutely certain," Raji said. "I cannot rule out a return to the NFL in the future, but I will definitely not be playing during the 2016 season." Although a disappointing free agency probably played a part in Raji's decision, he's also battled various lingering injuries during his seven-year career. He could be planning a "get right" year off the field with an eye toward a full-health return in 2017.
Mar 14 - 2:28 PM

The Green-Bay Press Gazette reports free agent NT B.J. Raji is retiring from football.

Raji's agent said as recently as late February that his client had interest in a new deal with the Packers, but it never materialized. Raji had been linked to only one team in free agency (the Panthers), but had yet to take a visit. Going on 30, Raji battled a nagging groin injury last season, but still started 15 games. The No. 9 pick of the 2009 draft, Raji appeared headed for stardom early in his career, but proved maddeningly inconsistent. That was due in large part to injuries, which is almost certainly the reason Raji is walking away after only seven years.
Mar 14 - 1:51 PM

ESPN's David Newton reports the Panthers are interested in free agent NT B.J. Raji.

The Panthers are apparently in the market for rotational, run-stuffing help after bringing in free agent DT Paul Soliai for a visit over the weekend. The Packers are still interested in re-signing Raji, who became a bigger priority for Green Bay following the four-game suspension of Mike Pennel. Raji was having a career resurgence last season before a nagging groin issue slowed him down. He will turn 30 in July.
Source: ESPN
Mar 14 - 10:07 AM

Impending free agent NT B.J. Raji's agent said the Packers and his client have mutual interest in a new deal.

Raji's agent, Brian Murphy, met with the organization at the Combine. "B.J. likes everyone in Green Bay, and everyone there likes him," Murphy said. "Usually when that happens, you have a chance to get something done." Raji called his future in Green Bay "uncertain" after the team re-signed Letroy Guion, but it appears he is still open to returning. Raji has been with the Packers since 2009.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 12:26 PM

Free agent NT B.J. Raji said his future with the Packers is "uncertain at this point."

Raji turns 30 this summer and has struggled with injuries the last two seasons. Green Bay just signed Letroy Guion to a three-year contract, suggesting the Packers could be ready to move on from Raji. Some of the Packers' other free agents include Casey Hayward, Nick Perry and James Starks.
Feb 12 - 3:02 PM

Packers News' Pete Dougherty expects impending free agent NT B.J. Raji to re-sign with Green Bay.

Raji came out of the gate strong in 2015, but a lingering groin injury limited him in the second half of the season. Injuries have been a constant concern for Raji and were part of the reason he was forced to accept a one-year deal last offseason. He could see a bit more interest this time around, but the Packers will not have to break the bank to re-sign him. Fellow impending free agent DL Letroy Guion could be a fallback if Green Bay cannot land Raji at the right price.
Jan 28 - 12:41 PM

Packers NT B.J. Raji says he has been limited by a lingering groin issue.

Raji hurt his groin Week 5 against St. Louis. Raji was off to a hot start before the injury, but he ended up missing one game and has been limited ever since. "I would say I haven't been able to move the same since," Raji said. "It's one of those things it's hard to give a rest because you use it every play." Raji is not on the injury report this week, but he will likely play limited snaps the rest of the season.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Packers NT B.J. Raji said an MRI on his injured groin came back clean.

Raji suffered the injury Week 5 against the Rams. "Everything was good, just inflammation," Raji said. "So I'm taking it day by day." Raji is having a bounce-back season after missing all of 2014 with a biceps tear.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Packers NT B.J. Raji is at 327 pounds, his lowest weight since college.

It's 10 pounds under the weight he's played at previously, a needed drop for a player who has been mostly ineffective or injured over the last three seasons. Raji will start at nose tackle in the Packers' 3-4 between ends Letroy Guion (suspended three games) and Mike Daniels.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Packers NT B.J. Raji (biceps) says he's back to full strength.

Raji missed all of 2014. "I’m able to do everything," Raji said Thursday. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Raji hasn't been an on-field asset since 2010. He'll have to hold off Letroy Guion for starting duties.
Thu, May 28, 2015 04:29:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers B.J. Raji the Packers' starting nose tackle.

He's listed ahead of Letroy Guion, who manned the nose for Green Bay last season while Raji was on I.R. with a torn right bicep. Both Raji and Guion were brought back on one-year deals. Raji hasn't put any good play on film since early in his career. The middle of the Packers' defense remains its weakness.
Tue, May 5, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Packers agreed to terms with NT B.J. Raji on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Raji can earn "up to" $4 million. It's a good deal for the former No. 9 overall pick, who is arguably a minimum-salary player at this stage of his career. He can't stay healthy and hasn't put good play on tape in a while. Raji will compete for playing time behind returning starter NT Letroy Guion.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 04:28:00 PM

The Packers are expected to re-sign NT B.J. Raji to a one-year contract.

Raji's deal will come in well below the $2.75M Letroy Guion got. It means Raji, who missed all of last season with a biceps tear, will be a backup at the nose tackle spot when Guion's pending suspension ends. Raji continues to rue the November 2013 day he turned down a multi-year contract that reportedly contained $20 million total and $8 million guaranteed.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:37:00 AM

The Packers have reportedly offered free agent NT B.J. Raji a one-year contract worth less than $2 million.

Raji, who was signed to a one-year, $4 million deal one year ago, missed the entire season due to a biceps tear. That allowed Letroy Guion to step in and impress while starting every game. Now 28-year-old Raji is left to mull a bargain-basement deal while contemplating his quiet market. In November of 2013, Raji infamously turned down a multi-year deal that reportedly contained $20 million total and $8 million guaranteed.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:49:00 AM

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