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NFL | B.J. Raji on hiatus

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:31:30 -0700

Updating previous items, free-agent DT B.J. Raji (Packers) said he's going on hiatus for the 2016 season after his mother and aunt's health issues. His mother is on dialysis with diabetes and his aunt has breast cancer. "For the record, I had a very, very nice deal on the table," Raji said. "I had a nice, long-term deal on the table from Green Bay, and I had the interest of some other playoff-contending teams."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

NFL | B.J. Raji could return

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:27:55 -0700

Former Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji will not play in 2016 but hasn't ruled out a return to the NFL in the future, according to a source.

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NFL | B.J. Raji retiring

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:09:25 -0700

Free-agent DT B.J. Raji (Packers) plans to retire from football, according to a source. The Green Bay Packers, Raji's former team, are aware of his decision.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette - Ryan Wood

Panthers | B.J. Raji has Panthers' interest

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:17:21 -0700

Free-agent DT B.J. Raji (Packers) has interest from the Carolina Panthers, according to a source.

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Packers | No talks with B.J. Raji

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:40:55 -0800

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent DT B.J. Raji said he has not started contract talks with the team yet and is not sure if he will return to the team.

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Packers | B.J. Raji expected to re-sign

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:02:45 -0800

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent DT B.J. Raji is expected to re-sign with the team in the offseason.

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Packers | Two Packers upgraded, one downgraded

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:17:11 -0800

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal (hip) and DT B.J. Raji (concussion) have been upgraded to probable for Week 17. CB Sam Shields (concussion) was downgraded to doubtful.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Packers | Friday practice report for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 13:24:25 -0800

Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle), DT Letroy Guion (foot), CB Casey Hayward (ankle), OG T.J. Lang (shoulder), C Corey Linsley (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder), OG Josh Sitton (back) and LB Clay Matthews (ankle) are probable for the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings. OT David Bakhtiari (ankle), DT Mike Daniels (groin), LB Mike Neal (hip), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and DT B.J. Raji (concussion) are listed as questionable, and TE Justin Perillo (hamstring) and LB Jayrone Elliott (quadriceps) have been ruled out for the game. Hayward and Matthews practiced in full Friday, Jan. 1, and Perillo and Elliott did not practce. Bakhtiari, Daniels, Sitton, Neal, Bulaga, Guion, Lang, Linsley, Perry, Shields and Raji were limited during practice Friday. Green Bay did not practice Friday, so the statuses are estimations.

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Packers | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:12:05 -0800

Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (ankle), DT Mike Daniels (groin), LB Jayrone Elliott (quadriceps), LB Mike Neal (hip) and TE Justin Perillo (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle), DT Letroy Guion (foot), OG T.J. Lang (shoulder), C Corey Linsley (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder) and DT B.J. Raji (concussion) were limited during practice. CB Casey Hayward (ankle) and LB Clay Matthews (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Packers | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:52:52 -0800

Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (ankle), DT Mike Daniels (groin), LB Jayrone Elliott (quadriceps), LB Mike Neal (hip), TE Justin Perillo (hamstring) and DT B.J. Raji (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle), DT Letroy Guion (foot), CB Casey Hayward (ankle), OG T.J. Lang (shoulder), C Corey Linsley (ankle), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and OG Josh Sitton (back) were limited. LBs Clay Matthews (ankle) and Nick Perry (shoulder) participated fully.

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Packers | B.J. Raji suffers concussion

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:37:47 -0800

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Packers | B.J. Raji, Bryan Bulaga injured

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:52:08 -0800

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (concussion) and OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle) suffered injuries during the team's Week 16 game. Raji was ruled out for the rest of the game, while Bulaga was questionable to return.

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Packers | Two defenders upgraded

Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:54:12 -0700

Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall (ankle) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) were upgraded to probable for Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.

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Packers | Friday injury report for Week 8

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:32:29 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand), DT B.J. Raji (groin) and CB Damarious Randall (ankle) are questionable for Week 8 against the Denver Broncos. S Morgan Burnett (calf) and LB Nate Palmer (chest) are probable. Perry, Raji and Randall were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 30, while Burnett and Palmer practiced in full.

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Packers | Thursday practice report for Week 8

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:23:52 -0700

Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29. FS Morgan Burnett (calf), LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) were limited. LB Nate Palmer (chest) participated fully.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Packers | Wednesday practice report for Week 8

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:11:57 -0700

Green Bay Packers S Morgan Burnett (calf), LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28. LB Nate Palmer (chest) practiced in full.

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Packers | Week 6 inactives for Green Bay

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:11:18 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have declared WR Davante Adams, SS Morgan Burnett, RB Alonzo Harris, QB Brett Hundley, LB Nick Perry, NT B.J. Raji, OG Lane Taylor inactive for Week 6.

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Packers | Friday injury report for Week 6

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:16:54 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) are doubtful for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers. S Morgan Burnett (calf) and CB Ladarius Gunter (heel) are questionable, while OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring), OT T.J. Lang (knee) and LB Jake Ryan (hamstring) are probable. Perry and Raji didn't practice Friday, Oct. 16. Burnett, Gunter, Bulaga and Lang were limited, while Goodson and Ryan practiced in full. DE Datone Jones (non-injury) was removed from the report.

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Packers | Thursday practice report for Week 6

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:42:21 -0700

Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones (non-injury), LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 15. OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (calf), CB Ladarius Gunter (heel) and OG T.J. Lang (knee) were limited. CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring) and LB Jake Ryan (hamstring) participated fully.

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Packers | Wednesday practice report for Week 6

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:40:05 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 14. S Morgan Burnett (calf), CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring), OT T.J. Lang (knee) and LB Jake Ryan (hamstring) were limited, while OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and CB Ladarius Gunter (heel) practiced in full.

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Packers | Two defenders banged up in win

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 22:55:19 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (shoulder) and DT B.J. Raji (groin) each left the Week 5 game against the St. Louis Rams due to injuries and neither were able to return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Packers | B.J. Raji sheds weight

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:36:43 -0700

Green Bay Packers NT B.J. Raji reported to training camp at 327 pounds, which is the lowest playing weight of his NFL career.

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Packers | B.J. Raji happy at nose tackle

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:36:14 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji has been energized by his move back to nose tackle this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette - Weston Hodkiewicz

Packers | B.J. Raji praised by head coach

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:51:12 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji is in great shape, in tune and showing how bright he is on the field, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tyler Dunne

Packers | B.J. Raji is full go

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:33:06 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (biceps) said he is back to full strength after suffering a torn biceps last season.

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Packers | B.J. Raji financials

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:24:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji's one-year deal is worth $3.5 million, according to a source. Raji will be able to earn up to $4 million.

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Packers | B.J. Raji to re-sign

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:49 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji will reportedly re-sign to a one-year deal, according to sources.

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Packers | B.J. Raji offered deal

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:29:33 -0700

Free-agent DT B.J. Raji (Packers) was offered a one-year deal for less than $2 million by the Green Bay Packers, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

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Packers | Show interest in B.J. Raji

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:58:45 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have shown an interest in re-signing DT B.J. Raji (biceps). He missed the 2014 season due to a biceps injury.

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Packers | B.J. Raji likely to stay

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:38:34 -0800

Free-agent DL B.J. Raji (Packers) appears likely to return to the Green Bay Packers for at least one more season, according to a league source.

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Packers | Place six on IR

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:58:40 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (undisclosed), DT B.J. Raji (biceps), OG Don Barclay (undisclosed), LB Joe Thomas (knee) RB Rajion Neal (knee) and OG Andrew Tiller (leg) were officially placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Packers | Three headed to IR?

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:24:16 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (undisclosed), OG Don Barclay (undisclosed) and DT B.J. Raji (biceps) are expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Packers | B.J. Raji out for year

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:31:06 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (biceps) will miss the entire 2014 season with a torn bicep.

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Packers | B.J. Raji update

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:19:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (biceps) did tear his biceps against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 22, according to a source. The injury could be season-ending.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

Packers | B.J. Raji may have torn biceps

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:20:13 -0700

The belief is that Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (biceps) suffered a torn biceps during the third preseason game, according to sources. Raji is undergoing tests to see if the biceps is partially torn or fully torn.

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Packers | B.J. Raji leaves game

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:01:27 -0700

Green Bay Packers NT B.J. Raji (arm) left the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter due to a right arm injury.

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Packers | Starting base D-line looks set

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji and DE Mike Daniels have been joining DE Datone Jones in the starting base defensive line in training camp.

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Packers | B.J. Raji will play at nose tackle

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:26:59 -0700

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DT B.J. Raji will play at nose tackle in 2014.

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Packers | B.J. Raji terms

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:38:37 -0700

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji received a one-year, $4 million deal with $500,000 in guaranteed money.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | B.J. Raji to move back to old position

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:58:04 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji will be allowed to move back to his natural position, nose tackle, this year. The decision to move him back to nose tackle was likely the reason that Raji decided to re-sign. "When we went playing a balanced front, (we would) play Raji in the middle and Pickett out at the end. Tilted nose is a little to one side or the other (of the center). That's a technique you have to work on to be able to deal with both the guard's and the center's blocks," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said.

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Packers | B.J. Raji accepts deal to return

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:35:32 -0700

The Green Bay Packers re-signed DT B.J. Raji Friday, March 14. It is expected to be a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Raiders | Interested in two DTs

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:11:42 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have shown interest in free-agent DTs B.J. Raji (Packers) and Henry Melton (Bears).

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Packers | Indications B.J. Raji will decline offer

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:15:26 -0800

There are indications free-agent DT B.J. Raji (Packers) will decline the Green Bay Packers' one-year offer. There were reports the two sides were close to agreement, but no deal is imminent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein and Bob McGinn

Packers | More on offer to B.J. Raji

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:03:51 -0800

Updating an earlier report, the Green Bay Packers have offered DT B.J. Raji a one-year, $4 million deal. They have also offered him a two-year deal for undisclosed money.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | Close to deal with B.J. Raji

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:20:08 -0800

The Green Bay Packers are close to re-signing free-agent DT B.J. Raji to a one-year deal before he hits the open market.

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Packers | Intend to spend

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:48:06 -0800

The Green Bay Packers, usually frugal with their offseason expenditures, plan to take advantage of their almost $30 million in salary cap space to spend on outside free agents this year, according to sources with knowledge of the team's plan. The Packers could sign as many as five players. They'll likely try to become more athletic and versatile along the defensive line, to start. This could be bad news for impending free-agent DT B.J. Raji.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Packers | Looking to rebuild defense to suit philosophy of DC

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:57:54 -0800

The Green Bay Packers are committed to rebuilding its defense in a way that best suits the philosophy of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. That means getting more athletics and versatile along the defensive line. That might be bad news for DT B.J. Raji, who turned down $8 million to stay with the team last season. The team wants linemen that better resemble DT Datone Jones. Raji and DT Ryan Pickett, who are 330 pounds, might no longer fit what the club wants to do.

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Packers | B.J. Raji turns down offer

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:10:52 -0800

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji reportedly turned down a contract extension that would have averaged $8 million annually. There is speculation that Raji wants to play in a defense that allows him more freedom to rush the passer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Packers | B.J. Raji in good shape

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:44:23 -0700

Green Bay Packers DE B.J. Raji appears to be in good shape this offseason and is eating healthier. A new defensive scheme is expected to make him more effective.

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Packers | B.J. Raji contract update

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:38:16 -0700

The Green Bay Packers are going to make DL B.J. Raji play out the final year of his contract in 2013 to earn a big, long-term contract.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport