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Packers Reportedly 'Working on Deal' with B.J. Raji

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Packers Reportedly 'Working on Deal' with B.J. Raji

Bill Huber from Packer Report has a source that says the Packers and B.J. Raji are working on a new contract.

While the source would not discuss the parameters of the contract, it more than likely would be a one-year deal. That’s what Raji signed last offseason after receiving tepid interest in free agency. Raji hoped to parlay one big season into a big contract this offseason. Instead, after being one of the top performers through the first few weeks of training camp, he sustained a torn biceps tendon in the third preseason game. He spent the season on injured reserve but stayed in Green Bay to lend his voice to a defensive line that had moved on without veterans Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and C.J. Wilson.

 

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Good! We need him and the dude will be motivated.

DrealynWilliams's picture

I would hope so. The fact that he continued to travel with the team after surgery says a lot.

HankScorpio's picture

Well, they had to do something. And I guess signing Raji is something.

RCPackerFan's picture

I really like the combination of Raji and Guion at NT.

Raji more on run downs and Guion more on passing downs. I think the 2 could be a good compliment to each other.

L's picture

Agreed.

ben's picture

Raji then Colin McCarthy

Guion's just a guy, rather see Boyd at NT.
Ideally Raji & zach kerr

L's picture

Zach Kerr is signed through the 2016 season with Indy and after he becomes a RFA so the only way to get him for this season would be by trade; however, I don't believe the Colts want to move him and I don't think TT likes making too many trades.

Colin McCarthy is indeed an FA option, but I believe signing him would factor into the compensation pick formula next year and you know TT doesn't like to negatively impact that opportunity for additional draft picks so who knows what the team is thinking in-regards to signing him; not to mention, he's been one of those players who always seems to be hurt and I wonder if the Packers would want to bring in someone from the outside with his injury history, you know?

TheLegendary52's picture

I like the idea of signing Colin McCarthy, and his injury history might work to the Packers advantage. Seeing as the FA market has cooled, and there aren't many offers taking place, the Packers might be able to sign him for the veteran minimum. If so, there would be no negative impact upon the compensatory picks for next year. Another player that I'd like to see the Packers sign for the veteran minimum is Nick Bellore. He has been a solid rotational ILB for the Jets, and has been their number 1 tackler on Special Teams. I see it as a quality depth signing.

Bear's picture

Bellore resigned with Jets on the 13th.

TheLegendary52's picture

Where did you see that? I can't find it anywhere.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Compensatory picks are more important this year since we lost a couple of players who signed for medium to large contracts. If they play well, our award could be pretty good. No idea why Raji is taking so long.

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