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Packers Re-Sign DT B.J. Raji

 

Tom Silverstein reports that veteran NT B.J. Raji has reached an agreement with the Packers on a one-year deal.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Raji will receive a $4 million base salary and will play nose tackle next season.
  • Rapoport adds that Green Bay expected to move on without Raji, but he accepted a one-year “prove it” deal to be back.
  • According to Rapoport, the other teams with interest in Raji were the Raiders and Chiefs.
  • Jason La Canfora reports that Raji had “limited” options in free agency.

While Raji was considered to be one of the better defensive tackles available in this year’s free agent market, there was very little buzz surround him since free agency got underway on Tuesday.

Raji, 27, reportedly turned down a contract extension that would have paid him $8 million annually last year. He hasn’t record a single sack since 2011, although that could have something to do with the Packers approach towards their defensive linemen. Even so, it’s not a very marketable stat for a guy who is heading into free agency.

We had him listed as the No. 41 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.