Green Bay Packers have an incredible knack of retaining players, and they have done so yet again today after the announcement that B.J. Raji has re-signed with the Packers for another year.
Once a cornerstone of the Packers' Super Bowl winning team in 2011, B.J. Raji has become a bit part player for Green Bay in the subsequent years, before a nasty injury forced him out for the whole season in 2014.
NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Packers will be bringing back the free agent defensive tackle after signing Raji to a new, one-year deal, according to reports.
It has been reported that the deal for Raji is worth $3.5 million, and is another prove it contract. Raji injured his biceps during preseason last year, which subsequently forced him out for the entire year of his last one-year deal.
Despite his injury struggles last year, the Packers have still kept faith with Raji and re-signed him, but this time on $500K less than the year before.
"Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Packers are bringing back the free-agent defensive tackle on a one-year deal, according to two sources informed of the situation," NFL.com reported. "The contract is worth roughly $3.5 million and Raji can earn up to $4 million, Rapoport added."
The move is a good one for the Green Bay Packers, and is another perfect example of the team keeping the culture strong within the franchise.
There is only one player at the Packers right now who has played an NFL game for another NFL team, and that man is Julius Peppers. Keeping Raji on board keeps the culture strong within the group and it also means that Green Bay remain strong at the defensive tackle position.
And with the chance of Letroy Guion being suspended for his recent arrest for drug and firearm possession, the more depth the Packers have at the position the better.
So what do you think Packers fans? Is signing B.J. Raji on another short-term deal the right move? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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