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Green Bay Packers re-sign Super Bowl winner B.J Raji

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The Green Bay Packers have resigned pro bowler and Super Bowl winning defensive lineman B.J. Raji to a one year deal according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The 27 year old - who's deal is expected to be worth around $4 million - didn't find free agency to be as lucrative as he thought and has re-signed with the Packers after testing the waters to see what he could get.

The former ninth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft had a career low 19 combined tackles last season and for the second year in a row did not record a quarterback sack.

Coming out of Boston College, a lot was expected from Raji and his high pick by the Packers showed just how well he was rated in 2009.

But as you can tell with only a one year deal at the age of 27, it is clear that he has not lived up to that level despite winning the Super Bowl in 2010.

However, despite his receding tackle numbers, Raji has been a constant starter in the middle of the Packers defense having played 62 of a possible 64 games from the start since the 2010 season.

The one year gives Green Bay the option to see if Raji can pick up his game and justify a bigger deal. 

If not then he won't be as lucky in the next free agency period in 2015.

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