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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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They said it: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy early-week quotes from Packers players following their playoff-clinching 10-3 victory over the Bears Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Giants-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 16 game against the Giants at Lambeau Field.

Packers players of the week

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s Week 15 loss to the Patriots in Foxborough.

Raji: Pillar of strength in Packers' defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
In a season in which no team in the league has been hurt by injuries more than the Packers, second-year NT B.J. Raji has been a rock in the middle of the line.

Packers-Jets matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Eight visit to New Meadowlands Stadium to take on the Jets.

Raji doing solid job working overtime for Packers

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
With a lot less fanfare than fellow 2009 first-round draft pick Clay Matthews, the consensus is that B.J. Raji has done a very solid job as the Packers' starting nose tackle so far this season.

Packers players of the week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s Week Six loss to the Redskins in overtime.

Undermanned defense hinders Packers to an extreme

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
It really has gotten to the point where the Packers' prolonged injury situation has become a serious drawback, especially on defense.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Three Packers-Bears game.

Can Packers win the big prize?

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
After a two-day visit to the Packers' training camp, PFW just might be having second thoughts about the team's Super Bowl potential.

Big boost expected in Packers' pass rush

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:52 a.m. ET
We hear there's strong reason to believe the Packers' highly successful defense will be even more imposing this coming season, thanks to what is expected to be a greatly improved pass rush.

Jolly could be on the ropes with Packers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Packers’ decision to name 2009 first-rounder B.J. Raji and recently re-signed Ryan Pickett as the new starters at nose tackle and left end, respectively, might be in great part due to the shaky status of ’09 starting DLE ...

Packers concentrating more on status quo

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Packers GM Ted Thompson was not bluffing when he said he wanted to re-sign as many of the team’s free agents as possible.

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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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