Packers Are Talking To B.J. Raji Now
The Green Bay Packers weren’t in contact with defensive lineman B.J. Raji when the season ended. That and the move to re-sign Letroy Guion seemed to signal an end to Raji’s time in Green Bay.
It looks like Mike Pennel’s four-game suspension may have changed that.
Raji’s agent, Brian Murphy, said he spoke to the Packers’ chief negotiator, Russ Ball, at the combine and there’s mutual interest in a return.
“B.J. likes everyone in Green Bay, and everyone there likes him,” Murphy said Thursday. “Usually when that happens, you have a chance to get something done.”
Even with Pennel’s suspension, we don’t see why the Packers would bring Raji back.
He hasn’t been productive since 2010, when he had 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Raji had 22 tackles and a half a sack in 2015. That half a sack represents Raji’s first sack since 2011.
In addition to being a non-factor week after week, Raji’s best position — nose tackle — is also Guion’s best position.
What the Packers need is not another nose tackle, but another defensive end.