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Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji (90) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers close to re-signing BJ Raji

The Green Bay Packers don’t always spend a lot of cash but when they do it’s usually to retain a major piece of their roster. Aaron Rodgers was never ever going to even get close enough tot he free agent pool to smell the chlorine, but the same hasn’t been said about Pro Bowl defensive tackle B.J. Raji.

Many have been already looking at teams that could make a run at Raji if he hits the open market, but the Packers seem to be making a move that would end those talks in a heartbeat.

Re-signing a major piece of their defense is huge, as Raji is a homegrown beast and hasn’t played for anyone other than the Packers. Green Bay is looking to make sure that stays the case for at least another year, but a one-year deal would mean all of this happens again next year when the Packers may have less cash to give Raji a long-term deal.

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