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Report: B.J. Raji Intends To Sign Packers’ One-Year Offer


Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports that the free agent DL B.J. Raji intends to sign the Packers’ one-year offer worth $4.5 million by Friday.

  • Wilde adds that the Packers’ offer includes incentives that could push the total value of the offer $6.5 million.
  • Wilde also confirms that the Packers did make Raji a contract offer that would have paid him $8 million annually, but elected to pull the offer later in the season.

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


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Green Bay Packers and free agent DL B.J. Raji are “close” to completing a one-year deal.

  • Ian Rapoport adds that Raji could still shop himself around now that he could be forced to settle for a one-year contract.
    • Rapoport adds that Raji would likely move back to nose tackle for the Packers next year, if they offer ends up being the best deal available.
    • Rapoport mentions that the Packers haven’t made Raji an offer yet. (Update)
  • Bob McGinn reports that the Packers have made Raji one and two-year contract offers.
    • McGinn adds that the Packers are offering a one-year deal at $4 million.

It appeared as though Raji would be playing for a new team at the start of the 2014 season, but it looks like there is at least a chance he’ll get another shot to rebuild his value before trying to secure a long-term contract next year. This is, of course, assuming that Schefter’s report is accurate.


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