On Thursday morning, reports surfaced that the Green Bay Packers had reached out to free agent defensive tackle B.J. Raji with a short-term deal. Just a few hours later, details have emerged about the deal that was offered.
According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers offered Raji a one-year deal worth $4 million.
The deal would serve as a “prove it” deal for Raji, who could have a breakout season in 2014 and then re-enter the free agent market next offseason to attract a larger deal.
Raji has been a disappoint since the Packers made him a top ten selection, so anything larger than the one-year deal wouldn’t be a worthwhile investment for the team to make. It may also be the best deal that Raji gets placed in front of him.
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