Packers re-sign former Pro Bowl DT Raji to 1-year contract
Given the opportunity to test the free-agent waters, B.J. Raji has decided to return to the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay announced Friday that it re-signed Raji. FOX Sports 1 Insider Mike Garafolo reports it is a one-year contract worth $4 million, allowing Raji to become a free agent again after the 2014 season.
The Packers could have placed the franchise tag on Raji, which would have guaranteed the defensive tackle $9.654 million in 2014, but instead were able to bring back the former first-round pick for much less money.
Raji, who turns 28 in July, started all 16 regular-season games for the Packers in 2013, recording just 17 tackles with no sacks. In five seasons in Green Bay, Raji had played in 76 games (63 starts) with 129 tackles and 10.5 sacks. He set career highs in 2010 with 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
Raji, the ninth overall pick in 2009, made the Pro Bowl in 2011, the first Green Bay defensive tackle since Bob Brown in 1972 to receive that honor. Raji was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012.