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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.

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

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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.

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Sources tell the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the one-year deal the Packers have offered free agent B.J. Raji is worth $4 million.

During November of last season, Raji reportedly turned down a multi-year deal worth $8 million annually and contained $20 million guaranteed. He's kicking himself now. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Raji is mulling the Pack's latest "prove it" offer and would be moving back to nose tackle if he does re-sign.

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Sources tell ESPN that the Packers are close to re-signing free agent DT B.J. Raji to a one-year contract.

It's telling that Raji is willing to accept a "prove it" deal from the Packers without even testing his value on the open market. He knows his value needs to be rehabbed. The five-year veteran's play has inconsistent at best and poor at worst recently, culminating with just 17 tackles and no sacks while getting destroyed against the run last season. As former Rams GM Billy Devaney recently said, Raji is "pretty much just a guy."

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Former Rams GM Billy Devaney referred to free agent DT B.J. Raji as "pretty much just a guy."

Raji's stock has sunk sharply at the wrong time. He has zero sacks over his last 39 games (including playoffs), has zero forced fumbles in his five-year career and graded out dead last against the run among 3-4 ends in PFF's 2013 grades. Raji might be better off in a scheme that allows interior linemen more freedom, but there's a good chance he's also regretting the decision to turn down $8 million annually a year ago.

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Speaking on NFL Total Access, Ian Rapoport said the Packers may let free agent DT B.J. Raji walk as they look to become more agile along the defensive front.

Rapoport said he expects the Packers to spend big in free agency in order to remake the Green Bay defense into the quicker, more agile unit DC Dom Capers envisions, and the 335-pound Raji is unlikely to fit into those plans. Raji reportedly turned down an $8 million a year offer from the Packers last season, and the feeling was Raji was looking to leave Green Bay anyway. Raji is our No. 3 free agent defensive tackle.

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ESPN Packers blogger Rob Demovsky writes DE B.J. Raji reportedly turned down a contract offer from the team that averaged $8 million annually.

Raji is in the final year of his rookie deal and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Demovsky thinks there's a chance Raji would like to play in a defense that allows its defensive linemen more freedom to rush the passer. Raji hasn't registered a sack in two seasons after he put up 9.5 of them from 2010-11. He's seen his defensive snaps decrease over the past two seasons.

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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.

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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.