B. J. Raji DL GB 2 Months
Packers LE B.J. Raji has played just 58 percent of the defensive snaps through three games.
Raji played 68 percent of the snaps last season, and he missed time during some of those games due to an ankle injury. The former No. 9 overall pick is completely healthy but is being sent to the sideline when the defense goes in nickel and dime. The Packers have been rolling with Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, and Mike Neal on the defensive line in passing situations. Raji says he's fine with it. He is in a contract year, however.
B. J. Raji DL GB 6 Months
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers plan to make LE B.J. Raji play out the final year of his contract this season.
Raji has one year left on his deal, and he'll count $6.595 million against the cap. After working out extensions with Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews earlier in the offseason, the Packers aren't in dire need of cap space. Raji has reportedly been eating healthier, and the plan is to allow him to get after the quarterback a bit more in 2013. He had zero sacks last season.
B. J. Raji DL GB 7 Months
Packers LE B.J. Raji says he's in "pretty good shape."
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier this offseason that Raji was overweight and out of shape when he reported to OTAs. "I'm not going to say I was in tip-top shape coming back, but that's what the offseason's for," Raji - who is angling for a long-term contract - said. "So everybody came back, and I know those reports got out there. I can't worry about that." Raji went on to say he wants to "dominate the game." Raji hasn't been dominant since 2010, but bounced back last season after a rough 2011.
B. J. Raji DL GB 7 Months
LE B.J. Raji expects the Packers to "do right" in long-term talks.
Raji is going into the final year of his rookie contract. "I'm not really going to talk contracts," Raji said. "Obviously, the Packers are a great organization and I'm sure they'll do right by me. I'll leave it at that." Raji has been uneven since coming into the league in 2009, but bounced back last season after a rough 2011. He played nearly 200 fewer snaps as the Pack looked to keep him fresher, and it appears to have paid off on the field. Raji could get paid some time during camp.
B. J. Raji DL GB 9 Months
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms the Packers will explore an extension with NT B.J. Raji this offseason.
Raji technically has two years left on his deal, but 2014 is a voidable year. Raji is third in line for an extension after Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, but the sides should work hard toward a long-term pact. Whereas Rodgers' new deal is likely to be hammered out before the draft, Raji's may not come until training camp.
B. J. Raji DL GB 11 Months
B.J. Raji triggered an escalator in his rookie deal, raising his 2013 salary from $4.09 million to $4.49 million.
Raji has started 46 games all over the Green Bay defensive line over the past three seasons, and he's one of the premier nose tackles in the game when healthy. Entering the final year of his contract, the Packers will look to work out a contract extension with Raji this offseason.
B. J. Raji DL GB Nov 18 '12
B.J. Raji left Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
Raji has been battling ankle woes for more than six weeks now. The severity of this aggravation is unknown. If Raji can't go in Week 12, it would be good news for the Giants' running back committee.
B. J. Raji DL GB Oct 26 '12
Packers NT B.J. Raji (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup in Week 8.
He's listed as probable. Raji's return is a blow to Rashad Jennings' Week 8 fantasy matchup, although Green Bay has also lost key run stoppers ILB D.J. Smith (ACL tear) and FS Charles Woodson (collarbone) for lengthy periods of time. Through five 2012 appearances, Raji has seven tackles and no sacks.
B. J. Raji DL GB Oct 19 '12
Packers NT B.J. Raji (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Raji will miss his second straight game with what appears to be a high ankle sprain. The absence of Green Bay's nose tackle improves Steven Jackson's Week 7 fantasy matchup. The Rams will also try to get Daryl Richardson on the edges.