The Green Bay Packers like to home grow their own talent, and B.J. Raji is a great example of that. But while homegrown players come cheap in their early years, they get a lot more expensive when other teams get the opportunity to snatch a player away after yo’ve watched him grow into a star.
Raji is an example of this also, as the Packers defensive lineman is expected to his free agency this offseason and the Packers one-year offer to him isn’t enough to keep him in town.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Raji was close to a one-year deal, but sources told the Journal Sentinel the deal is not imminent and there are indications Raji isn’t interested in the Packers’ offer.
The Oakland Raiders have already been linked to Raji and others will no doubt contact him when free agency unofficially starts at midnight tonight. He’s been a staple on the Packers defensive line for his whole career up to this point, but it appears that B.J. Raji will be chasing Aaron Rodgers in 2014 rather than cheering him on from the sidelines.