B.J. Raji is reportedly on the Green Bay Packers’ radar
Last season, the Green Bay Packers struggled tremendously against the run. The main reason why was because they didn’t have their usual nose tackle in B.J. Raji, as a biceps injury at the end of August kept him out for the 2015 NFL season.
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Without Raji, the Packers relied on Letroy Guion, and although Guion didn’t play that badly, the fact of the matter was that he was more productive against than the pass than he was against the run. In the NFC, the Packers will compete with the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks, two run-first teams, for the conference crown.
That being said, upgrading their rush defense is a must. To go in that direction, the Packers reportedly want to bring Raji back.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers believe that their offensive line and defensive line could be great, but to reach that level, they will need to bring back Raji. Here’s what Silverstein had to say about Raji and the prospects of him returning.
"Raji is recovering from a torn biceps and should be ready to start meeting with teams soon. The Packers have made it clear that they want him back and Raji seems to get that returning for a year would be the fastest way for him to rebuild his reputation and strike it big in free agency."
Head coach Mike McCarthy noted that he wants to see all of his guys return in 2015 — which would include B.J. Raji.
One thing the Packers love to do is build through the draft. On their current roster, every player besides Julius Peppers is a home-grown player. That being said, the Packers could look to the draft to bring in a defensive tackle, but Raji knows the system and returning to Green Bay makes the most sense for both sides.
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