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Packers to sign B.J. Raji on make or break deal

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Green Bay Packers defensive end B.J. Raji is on the verge of signing a new one-year deal with the NFC North franchise, according to several sources who spoke to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The powerful defensive end had been likely to move to pastures new after it emerged that the Packers would not be willing to meet his salary desires. 

However, it seems there has been a change of heart from both parties, and Raji is close to signing what is understood to be a make or break one-year deal. 

Schefter posted on Twitter today, "Packers and B.J. Raji are close to completing a 1-year deal that will keep the DT in Green Bay and off the free-agent market, per sources."

These types of deals are common place in the NFL, and it will provide the Packers with the assurance of only having to be tied to one season, whilst Raji will get inspiration from the fact that 2014 will be a prove himself year. 

According to sources, Raji's aim is to prove himself for one last season and then hit the free-agent market next year on the back of some strong play. 

Raji was the most prolific defensive lineman for the Packers last season in terms of playing time, but his performances have tailed off since Green Bay won the Super Bowl in February 2011.

Since that point on Raji has failed to register a sack in the NFL, which leaves him with plenty of doubters going into next season.   

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