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B.J. Raji

B.J. Raji - #90 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 337 lbs.
Birthday 07/11/1986
Birthplace Washington Township, NJ
College Boston College
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 9th pick by Packers

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Many similarities between Steelers, Packers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Although both teams have a good mix of youth and experience, don't be surprised if one of the veteran leaders makes the game-winning play.

Key coaches for the Packers' and Steelers' defensive staffs

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Taking a closer look at some key coaches on the defensive staffs of the Packers and the Steelers.

Packers' Friday practice report

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Following the Packers' final full practice, head coach Mike McCarthy characterized his team as "loose but confident," according to a pool report filed by Jim Trotter.

Steelers set to go without Pouncey, Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.

McCarthy talks motivational tactics Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Packers coach Mike McCarthy talked about the weather, motivational tactics and more in his final press conference before Sunday's Super Bowl.

McCarthy would be 'shocked' if injured Driver does not play Sunday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Packers WR Donald Driver will be held out of practice again Friday, but he's expected to play in the Super Bowl, head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

They Said It: Super Bowl edition

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Quotes from some of the key Steelers and Packers players and coaches leading up to Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers' offensive line answers critics, opens holes

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Steelers' O-line once more is being questioned. But if it wins a Super Bowl, after everything it has endured, the critics will be silenced.

Tomlin: 'I'm a robot'

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his final press conference before Super Bowl XLV and issued one memorable statement.

Packers Super Bowl flashback

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
PFW continues to recap the Packers' previous four trips to the Super Bowl. The Packers were victorious in their first three Super Bowl apperances, but their luck ran out in Super Bowl XXXII as they were defeated by the Broncos.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Every other day leading up to Super Sunday, the Pro Football Weekly Packers team app presents a handful of interesting factoids on this year’s NFC champs on a broad variety of levels.  

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
In the fifth of six Super Bowl matchups we're highlighting, we examine how the Steelers' wide receivers match up with the Packers' defensive backs.

Roethlisberger lights up practice

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.

Packers 60-second rant: Weather creates Super headache

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on the weather — both down in Dallas and in his home base of Chicago — before offering a bold Super Sunday prediction.

Bulaga says Packers’ chaplain a scary movie buff

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
A peculiar conversation during Super Bowl week came Thursday when Packers ORT Bryan Bulaga spoke about the team's Catholic chaplain.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 08, 2012
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Raji returned to practice Thursday and may return this week after missing the past two games because of an ankle injury.||||||| Raji was injured in the Packers' upset loss to the Colts.
Posted Sept. 20, 2009
Raji's regular-season debut will be delayed another week after the Packers made the defensive lineman inactive for their home game against Cincinnati on Sunday.||||||| Raji injured his ankle in the Packers' final preseason game and missed their season-opening victory against Chicago last Sunday. He was taken with the ninth overall pick out of Boston College.
Posted Sept. 04, 2009
Raji sprained his ankle after having three tackles and a sack Thursday against Tennessee. Coach Mike McCarthy said they would know more Friday but was hopeful the injury wasn't serious.||||||| The Packers are hoping for the best. "I don't have anything to believe that it's not serious," coach Mike McCarthy said.
Posted Aug. 14, 2009
The Packers have signed first-round draft pick Raji, ending his nearly two-week training camp holdout. General manager Ted Thompson did not disclose terms Friday.||||||| Citing two NFL sources it did not identify, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Raji signed a five-year, $28.5 million deal that included just under $18 million in guaranteed money. Raji, a former Boston College defensive tackle, was drafted ninth overall and is expected to start at defensive end for the Packers. His holdout was the longest involving a Packers draft pick since offensive lineman Ross Verba missed 22 days of training camp in 1997.

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