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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.
Mar 30 - 9:49 AM

Packers agreed to terms with NT Letroy Guion on a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

27-year-old Guion was an 18-game starter for the Packers last season, posting career highs in tackles (62) and sacks (3.5) while holding up well against the run. He was arrested on Feb. 3 with 357 grams of marijuana, more than $190,000 in cash and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in his truck, shutting down long-term extension talks. Guion somehow emerged with a mere fine and the Packers remained interested in a short-term deal despite the looming threat of league discipline.
Mar 30 - 9:08 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants to keep Eddie Lacy fresh by limiting his touches.

It's not a big red flag for fantasy owners, just a reminder that Green Bay is never going to use Lacy the way Dallas ran DeMarco Murray into the ground last season. Including the postseason, Lacy logged 286 carries in 2014. That's 19 fewer than he posted as a rookie. Lacy's rushing attempt total dropped a bit, but his workload as a receiver increased last season (42 catches for 427 yards). Any way you slice it, he's still a top-five fantasy running back.
Mar 29 - 11:34 AM

Free agent NT Letroy Guion visited with Seattle on Friday.

The Seahawks are Guion's first known visit. Guion should start to draw interest from teams now that his off-field situation is resolved. The Packers have also been in talks with Guion and remain his most likely landing spot.
Mar 27 - 6:01 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the Packers remain interested in re-signing free agent NT Letroy Guion.

The Packers were working on a long-term deal with Guion before his February arrest. The sides will resume talks now that his legal situation is resolved. Guion was a 16-game starter and posted career highs in tackles (62) and sacks (3.5) last year. The Packers want Guion back despite his off-field concerns. Guion will be subject to a suspension under the league's personal conduct policy.
Mar 25 - 4:54 PM

Jordy Nelson is recovering from offseason hip surgery.

It was merely a cleanup operation and Nelson should be fine in 6-8 weeks, according to coach Mike McCarthy. If Nelson was hurt last season, he sure didn't play like it. He reeled in a team-record 1,519 receiving yards en route to his first All-Pro selection. We're not particularly worried about Nelson's re-draft stock. At the same time, now might be an opportunity to sell high on Nelson in Dynasty as he approaches his 30th birthday.
Mar 25 - 11:14 AM

The possession of marijuana case against free agent NT Letroy Guion was closed on Tuesday, and Guion has avoided prosecution.

Guion paid a $5,000 fine as a first-time offender, and the charges were dropped. The NFL can still punish Guion for violation of the personal conduct policy, but Guion should be able to find a job. He's hoping to re-sign with the Packers.
Mar 24 - 9:22 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky says Casey Hayward is "on the verge of becoming a full-time player."

A nickel back during his first three seasons, Hayward is expected to open the 2015 campaign as one of Green Bay's starting cornerbacks following the loss of Tramon Williams. Hayward saw 435 snaps in 2014, grading out as the league's 12th-best cover corner in Pro Football Focus' rankings. He missed an alarming number of tackles last season (seven) but that's likely to improve with more reps.
Mar 23 - 11:16 AM

The Packers believe TE Richard Rodgers can be a 50-catch player.

Rodgers posted 20-225-2 as a rookie while rotating with low-upside veteran Andrew Quarless. Both tight ends will be back again, as will high-volume slot man Randall Cobb. Rodgers is certainly worth tracking as a 6-foot-4 target playing with Aaron Rodgers, but it's telling that the team is hoping he can get around three catches per game.
Mar 23 - 8:07 AM

Packers 2014 third-round DT Khyri Thornton reportedly "looked like a bust" in training camp last year.

It's believed the 6-foot-3, 316-pounder out of Southern Miss reported badly out of shape. Thornton spent his rookie year as a "redshirt" on injured reserve. "I think Thornton has really turned the corner in the weight and conditioning part of it," coach Mike McCarthy recently claimed. Last year's 85th overall pick, Thornton could give Green Bay's mediocre run defense a big lift.
Mar 22 - 9:10 PM

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

ESPN's Andrew Brandt reports WR Randall Cobb turned down better deals elsewhere to remain with the Packers.

"I know for a fact he left a lot of money on the table," Brandt said. "And I knew it was going to be hard to pry him away. It's a system he liked; he knows he's playing with the best quarterback." Cobb was reportedly seeking $11 million per season, but settled for $10M annually. His new contract keeps him in Green Bay through his age-29 season. Cobb is a top-15 fantasy receiver for 2015.
Mar 14 - 3:15 PM

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