B.J. Raji DL GB 3 months ago

Raji (biceps) said Thursday that he is back to full strength, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Raji suffered a torn biceps in August, and it came with a recovery timetable of six-to-nine months. There was never much question he'd be ready for Week 1 in 2015, but his effectiveness is far from assured. Even if he gets back to the best version of himself, Raji has never topped 39 tackles or 6.5 sacks in a season, with both of those marks recorded in 2010. In a best-case scenario, he shores up the Green Bay defensive line but still isn't an IDP option.

B.J. Raji DL GB 5 months ago

Raji (biceps) is expected to sign a one-year contract to remain with the Packers, NFL.com reports.

Raji missed all of last season after suffering a biceps injury during the preseason, but the long-time Packer will apparently remain in Green Bay for at least one more year. While Raji's contract is expected to be a one-year "prove-it" deal, the Packers also agreed to bring back fellow defensive tackle Letroy Guion on Monday. With Guion coming off career-highs in tackles and sacks, Raji probably begin the season as a reserve lineman, but with Guion also facing possible discipline from an offseason arrest, Raji's presence adds nice experience and depth to Green Bay's defensive front.

B.J. Raji DL GB 11 months ago

Raji underwent surgery on his biceps, which will be followed by a 6-to-9 month recovery process, Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

Because the tendon required reattachment, Raji's injury was season-ending. Even if he takes the full nine months to rehabilitate, his status for training camp next summer shouldn't be a concern. However, with free agency on tap this coming offseason, it's anyone's guess as to where he'll reside in 2015.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Raji (biceps) was officially diagnosed with a torn biceps and will miss the entirety of the 2014 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

The Packers' worst fears were confirmed Saturday afternoon after tests revealed Raji suffered a fully torn biceps during Friday's preseason contest against the Raiders. He'll likely undergo surgery in the near future and begin a lengthy recovery process with the goal of returning in 2015. Green Bay could look to bring in a veteran to fill Raji's massive - both literally and figuratively - void on the defensive line.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Raji will have tests Saturday to determine if his injured right biceps is fully or partially torn, NFL.com reports.

Raji suffered the injury in Friday's exhibition game. He might be done for the season if the biceps is fully torn. Mike Pennel is the backup nose tackle, though defensive end Josh Boyd replaced Raji on Friday.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Raji left Friday's game with an arm injury and will not return, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

He was standing with the rest of the team on the sideline and didn't need to go to the locker room, so it's probably not that serious and the Packers are just erring on the side of caution.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Raji (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed B.J. Raji will move back to nose tackle in 2014.

McCarthy said the Packers need to "cut [Raji] loose" and "get him over the center again." Raji has mostly played defensive end in Green Bay's 3-4 defense the past two seasons while Ryan Pickett manned the nose. Pickett won't be back. Raji will line up over center and should be flanked by Datone Jones and Mike Neal. Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews will rush the passer from the edges.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

Packers agreed to terms with DT B.J. Raji.

B.J. Raji DL GB 1 year ago

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports there are "indications" free agent B.J. Raji will decline the Packers' one-year offer.

According to reporters Tom Silverstein and Bob McGinn, the Pack offered Raji the "options of one- and two-year contracts." They confirm the one-year offer was worth roughly $4 million. Coming off an extremely disappointing season, there's no guarantee Raji will do better in free agency.