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Week 5 Outlook
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Green Bay Packers' defensive tackle B.J. Raji announced his retirement on Monday.
B.J. Raji announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. In a statement written by Raji, he announced that he is taking a "hiatus from the NFL and will not play during the 2016 season," adding that he hasn't "ruled out" an NFL comeback in the future. The seven-year veteran finished his career with 11 sacks and 10 passes defended.
B.J. Raji underwent an MRI on his ailing groin on Monday, with the results coming back clean.
"Everything was good, just inflammation" Raji said "so I'm taking it day by day." Raji's injury manifested from a play against the Rams where his foot got tangled up. He'll surely receive a few days of rest before determining whether he's ready to face the Chargers or not. The Packers have a bye after this week and could choose to hold him out until then. Raji has been much improved this season, and has been a key cog in the middle of a Packers defense that's currently tenth in yards allowed(1,582), and eighth in turnovers(9).
The Green Bay Packers re-signed nose tackle BJ Raji on a one year deal that would be worth up to $4 million.
This is definitely a plus for the Packers DST in 2015. The Packers were very excited about what a reinvigorated Raji could do back at his natural nose tackle position in 2014 before he suffered a season-ending torn bicep in the preseason. Coupled with the re-signing of Letroy Guion, the Packers should be in good shape in the interior of the defensive line.