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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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Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers battle against the arch-rival Bears in the NFC championship Sunday at Soldier Field.

Cold foot-ball? Take the hot hands

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk adds his perspective to Sunday's matchups for the conference championships, looking for the factors that will prove to be the difference in each game.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
If the Packers' offensive line gives QB Aaron Rodgers time to scan the field and find receivers running deep routes, Green Bay could rack up big plays against the Bears on Sunday.

Packers' defensive coaching staff receiving more recognition

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
Making it to the NFL's "Final Four" has led to more well-deserved recognition for Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers' quality staff of assistants.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Every week, Packers radio play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee, who also co-hosts the “Pro Football Weekly” syndicated radio show with PFW editor-publisher Hub Arkush, answers three pertinent questions about the Packers.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says the Bears' defense will not hold the Packers to 17 points or less for a third time this season and he also says Jay Cutler has fallen further behind Aaron Rodgers in the battle to ...

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Friday

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. Making Friday’s pick is PFW editor/publisher Hub Arkush.

Conference championship matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:02 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the conference title-game matchups.

Rewind: Remembering first Bears-Packers playoff game

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
With war then on the minds of Americans, the NFL's best two teams of 1941 laced up for a rubber match that would serve as the only Chicago-Green Bay playoff contest until this weekend.  

Bears' offense will be quiet without improved pass protection

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
The offensive line has been one of the Bears' more talked-about position groups all season long, and it's at the forefront of the discussion again this week.

Packers CB Williams added to Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Packers CB Tramon Williams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the league announced today. Williams replaces Eagles CB Asante Samuel, who is unable to participate due to injury.

Packers 60-second rant: Look for tricks during Sunday treat

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
In the second of two special rants this week in advance of the Packers-Bears NFC championship showdown this Sunday, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush ponders the possibility of trick plays becoming a factor in the game. 

Bears S Harris sits out practice again

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Bears S Chris Harris missed a second consecutive practice on Thursday as he continues recovering from a left hip injury.

Five questions with Packers great Jerry Kramer

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush hooks up with a personality who has connections with the Packers and asks him five Packer-related questions. This week Dan connects with Packers Hall of Famer ...

Green Bay's secondary is perhaps second to none

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Bears' passing game has come a long way this season, but so has the Packers' secondary, which is playing some terrific ball of late.

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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