After a bit of worry from most Green Bay Packers fans who have survived very little news by the Packers in free agency (though we should honestly have known by now), something today broke for the better.
B.J. Raji will be signing a one-year, $4 million deal to stay in Green Bay.
Complete financial terms of the deal were not available, but Raji could make more via incentives in the contract.
According to sources, Raji also should be moving back to nose tackle, a position at which he played his best. His best season was at nose tackle, where he had 6.5 sacks and the Packers won the Super Bowl. After being moved into more of a defensive end role the last two years, he has exactly zero sacks in 36 games.
The Packers now have Raji, Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Josh Boyd and Jerel Worthy on the defensive line and Mike Neal in a hybrid role. If I had to guess, the current line would consist of Daniels and Jones at the end positions and Raji at nose tackle. Given Raji’s production at nose tackle and the potential loss of Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett, a position change would be for the best.
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