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B.J. Raji | Defensive Lineman

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 337
College: Boston College
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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. May 28 - 4:29 PM

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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.
May 5 - 9:57 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.
Mar 30 - 4:28 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.
Mar 30 - 11:37 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
Mar 30 - 9:49 AM

The Packers have "made it clear" to free agent NT B.J. Raji that they want him back.

Raji has drawn no known interest elsewhere, so staying in Green Bay for now seems his likeliest endgame. "We want all of our guys back, especially our big guys," coach Mike McCarthy said. The Packers also have yet to re-sign free agent Letroy Guion, who replaced an injured Raji at nose tackle last year.
Mar 22 - 9:07 PM

ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde believes free agent NT B.J. Raji will re-sign with the Packers.

Raji is "weighing some other offers," but it appears most likely he returns to Green Bay. Almost 29 and coming off a season lost to a torn biceps, Raji will likely have to settle for a one-year deal similar to the $4 million pact he signed last offseason. Raji is expected to be ready for training camp.
Mar 21 - 9:48 AM

The Packers are expected to re-sign free agent NT B.J. Raji.

Raji missed the entire season due to biceps surgery, but the Packers want to keep him on another one-year deal. It could be a sign that Green Bay will let Letroy Guion test the open market. Raji is expected to be ready for training camp.
Feb 27 - 7:03 PM

Packers placed NT B.J. Raji on injured reserve with a torn right biceps, ending his season.

The move could end Raji's Packers career after he had to settle for a one-year, $4 million deal in March. Now 28, he'll head back to the open market on the lowest of notes. Already in steep decline, Raji's injury is bad news for his future effectiveness.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Tests have confirmed NT B.J. Raji is out for the season with a torn right biceps muscle.

The Packers were hoping to place Raji on short-term I.R. for a possible a late-season impact. Although he hasn't been productive in years, his loss is a blow to Green Bay's defensive line. Raji will end up playing zero regular season snaps after re-signing to a one-year, $4 million deal in the offseason. Josh Boyd and Letroy Guion are in-house candidates to replace Raji. Free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly are likely available for the veteran minimum.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:47:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers believe NT B.J. Raji suffered a torn bicep in the team's third preseason game Friday night.

Raji is undergoing tests to determine if the bicep is fully or partially torn. There was previous optimism that Raji's injury was minor, but either scenario would force him to miss significant time. The Packers should update his status soon. Green Bay will likely have to turn to Josh Boyd at nose tackle. Raji is a big name, but his game to this point in his career has not matched up.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed B.J. Raji will move back to nose tackle in 2014.

McCarthy said the Packers need to "cut [Raji] loose" and "get him over the center again." Raji has mostly played defensive end in Green Bay's 3-4 defense the past two seasons while Ryan Pickett manned the nose. Pickett won't be back. Raji will line up over center and should be flanked by Datone Jones and Mike Neal. Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews will rush the passer from the edges.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Packers agreed to terms with DT B.J. Raji on a one-year, $4 million contract.

Last November, Raji now infamously turned down a multi-year deal that reportedly contained $20 million total and $8 million guaranteed. But as his play tailed off dramatically, he realized that rehabbing his value on a one-year pact with Green Bay was his best (and only) option. Raji has zero sacks over his last 39 games (including playoffs), has zero forced fumbles in his five-year career and graded out dead last against the run among 3-4 ends in PFF's 2013 grades. He's expected to move to nose tackle this season.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 03:27:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports there are "indications" free agent B.J. Raji will decline the Packers' one-year offer.

According to reporters Tom Silverstein and Bob McGinn, the Pack offered Raji the "options of one- and two-year contracts." They confirm the one-year offer was worth roughly $4 million. Coming off an extremely disappointing season, there's no guarantee Raji will do better in free agency.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Sources tell the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the one-year deal the Packers have offered free agent B.J. Raji is worth $4 million.

Last November, Raji reportedly turned down a multi-year deal worth $8 million annually that contained $20 million guaranteed. He's kicking himself now. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Raji is mulling the Pack's latest "prove it" offer and would be moving back to nose tackle if he did re-sign.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 10:13:00 AM

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