2014 Packers Position Group Analysis: Defensive Line

Packers defensive line:  While we’re all clamoring for the Packers to finally fix their gaping hole at inside linebacker through the draft or free agency, let’s not forget that the defensive line needs some work, too. Potentially, a lot of work. When opposing teams decided to come at the Packers with a power-running attack in 2014, Green Bay’s smallish defensive front often...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers should pursue Terrance Knighton

Bleacher Report took a look at the Green Bay Packers’ needs, and one of them is the defensive line. They need to improve that this offseason, and Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton would be a huge fix if the Packers could bring him on board. It certainly won’t be cheap to bring Knighton in, but it would be well worth the money spent. The other option that was...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Raji 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

1) Introduction: Free agency didn’t treat BJ Raji all that well, then again he was terrible during his contract year so what can you expect.  So Raji came back on a 1 year deal “prove it” deal, but did he prove anything in the end? 2) Profile: Busari J Raji Jr. Age: 28 Born: July 11, 1986 in New York, NY Height: 6’2″ Weight: 337 College: Boston College Rookie...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: 3 First-Round Defensive Tackles to Watch

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and his staff are beginning to tackle their offseason laundry list. One of their major tasks will be deciding the status of more than 15 of their own free agents – among them defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion.Raji, who was having an impressive offseason, was lost for the year due to a torn right bicep in Week 3 of the preseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Offseason Targets: Defensive Ends

Over the next couple weeks we will continue to break down the biggest positions of need for the Browns. We will give multiple options for the team to target via free agency, the draft, and trades. This week we will look at the choices at defensive end.Paul Kruger and Barkevious Mingo did line up at the end position quite a few last season, but they are listed at outside linebacker...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Black Friday Shopping: Five 2015 Free Agents the Titans Should Buy

5.) B.J. Raji:Raji was a ninth overall pick taken by the Green Bay Packers in 2009. Although Raji hasn't quite lived up to those expectations, he can still plug up the middle of the line for any team. Raji is listed at 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs in at 337 pounds, and can play a stong 3-4 nose tackle or move or serve as a run-stopping defensive end. With 10.5 career sacks, Raji has...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will B.J. Raji be back with the Packers in 2015?

When the Green Bay Packers opted to re-sign defensive lineman, B.J. Raji this past off-season to a one year deal, it came as a bit of a surprise to Packer Nation. The former first round pick was coming off the worst season of his career. Raji had recorded a career low in tackles (17) and it was the second straight season that he had failed to record a sack. The one year deal was...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Run defense needs to improve……fast

Two weeks ago against the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers defensive line did just get beaten, they got destroyed.  Saints quarterback Drew Brees had all day to throw, allowing his wide receivers to drift behind the Packers secondary for the big plays.  The lack of defensive pressure also attributed to the run game. Saints running back Mark Ingram, who did win the Heisman...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Packers’ season depends on stopping the run

The Packers have reached the halfway point of the season. The moment the 2014 schedule was released on April 23, I expected a 6-2 mark at the bye. Nobody could’ve predicted that B.J. Raji and Don Barclay would be lost for the season, but a 5-3 record after playing three of the first four games on the road isn’t bad. However, that doesn’t mean Green Bay doesn’t have its problems...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Anyone want to play nose tackle for the Packers?

As soon as B.J. Raji was lost for the season this past August, my mind started to race. I wondered if general manager Ted Thompson would pick up the phone and call Ryan Pickett. After all, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle played eight seasons for the Packers. He started all 16 games in 2012 and 2013. I also wondered if Thompson would kick the tires on Johnny Jolly. He received...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Raji wonders whether he's played his 'last games at Lambeau'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As B.J. Raji walked to the sideline after a helmet connected with his right biceps in the Green Bay Packers' third preseason game, he hoped the pain he felt was just a deep bruise. Unfortunately for the Packers and their starting nose tackle, it was much worse. "The tendon popped off," said Raji, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since being placed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery on biceps

  Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it's unclear if he'll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked Raji out for the 2014 season. Raji had signed a one-year deal in the offseason to remain...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing Raji could take 3 Packers to all step up

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Replacing B.J. Raji won't be easy, but the Green Bay Packers are confident they have the right pieces to minimize the loss of their starting nose tackle. Raji's torn right biceps will sideline him for the entire season. It's terrible timing for Raji given that he signed a one-year deal this offseason to remain in Green Bay, especially considering that the 2009...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: NT B.J. Raji Lost for the Season

Andrew Weber – USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers received some bad news for their stop unit. It appears as though their solid nose tackle B.J. Raji will miss the entire season after tearing his biceps in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Raji’s presence along the line will be greatly missed and the Packers will have to replace him. Raji is a big bodied man that...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rise and Fall of the Green Bay Packers’ B.J. Raji

With the news last week that he tore his biceps and more than likely will miss the 2014 season, Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji continues to see his once promising career come even more off the rails. When Raji was selected with the first of two first round draft picks in 2009, he (along with linebacker Clay Matthews) was heralded as one of the future stars of the new 3-4...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Injury Update: B.J. Raji out for the season

Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji is out for the season after sustaining a torn right biceps in Friday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported.  The confirmation came late yesterday afternoon after Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Green Bay would get multiple tests and opinions before sealing Raji's fate.  As NFL players begin...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers Will be OK Without BJ Raji

Everyone suspected the worst when they saw Packers NT BJ Raji standing on the sidelines midway through Friday’s game against the Raiders. Without his uniform, and his arm wrapped in ice, it was reported that Raji had suffered an arm injury during the game. The extent was not yet clear. Yet because of the Packer injury history over the past few seasons, anyone who follows the...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Nose Tackle BJ Raji Lost For Season

According to NFL League sources and reported by ESPN and NFL Network, Packers Nose Tackle BJ Raji has a torn bicep and will miss the entire 2014 season. When BJ Raji left the preseason game against the Raiders in the first quarter, I held my breath.  The word that he would not return to the game game too quickly for my liking – usually an indicator of a serious injury. After the...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

B.J. Raji out for season with torn biceps muscle

B.J. Raji’s 2014 season is over before it started. The Green Bay Packers nose tackle played just the first two series in Friday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders before sitting out the rest of the game with an apparent bicep injury. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game that he believed the injury wasn’t too serious, but NFL.com reported Saturday that Raji...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers’ B.J. Raji Out For Season With Torn Bicep

B.J. Raji will miss the 2014 season after leaving Friday’s preseason tilt with a torn bicep – Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images via ESPN.com There were multiple injuries in Friday’s preseason tilt between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders, and this afternoon, Green Bay was delivered some bad news. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Packers’...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Packers Lose Premiere Defensive Lineman to Torn Bicep

BREAKING NEWS out of Green Bay. The Chicago Bears life just got a little easier on the offensive side of the ball. BJ Raji, the Packers premiere nose tackle, is out for the entire season with a torn bicep. He tore the bicep in last nights preseason game vs the Raiders. Packers NT B.J. Raji is out for the season, as many suspected, with a torn bicep. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers NT B.J. Raji out for season with torn bicep

The Green Bay Packers have lost nose tackle B.J. Raji for the entire 2014 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the official MRI results of Raji, revealing a torn biceps that will cost him the season. Packers NT B.J. Raji is out for the season, as many suspected, with a torn bicep. — Adam Schefter […]
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers B.J. Raji Out For Season

Ian Rapoport is reporting what the Green Bay Packers feared most, defensive tackle B.J. Raji is out for the season with a torn biceps. The results are in and they are not good. #Packers NT BJ Raji is out for the season with a torn bicep, source says. This was the fear — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2014 There was hope that Raji would be able to return if it was a partial...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This just in: Packers lose B.J. Raji for the year

Well it looks like the news is not good in Green Bay. The Packers will lose NT BJ Raji for the entire year. This is a huge blow to the Packers. @RapSheet: The results are in and they are not good. #Packers NT BJ Raji is out for the season with a torn bicep, source […] The post This just in: Packers lose B.J. Raji for the year appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Lose Starting NT B.J. Raji For The Season

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Packers NT B.J. Raji is out for the season with a torn bicep injury. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported earlier in the day that despite the optimism last night, there wasn’t “a lot of optimism” regarding the injury and Raji’s season could be “in doubt.” This certainly hurts for Green Bay as they don’t have much...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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