Raji plans to retire from football, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Raji's intention to retire comes as he hit the free agent market following his seventh season in Green Bay. Drafted ninth overall in 2009, Raji was instrumental on the Packers' Super Bowl-winning team in 2010, registering a career-best 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Since then, Raji's performance level steeply declined, evidenced by just 3.5 total sacks, and he also missed the entire 2014 campaign due to a preseason biceps tear. At 30 years old, it appears Raji is ready to call time on his NFL career, taking his name out of consideration from potential suitors.
Raji (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Packers' official site reports. In the aftermath of last Sunday's game, an MRI revealed no damage to Raji's groin, which ended his day early. With the bye week imminent (Week 7), the Packers will keep him in street clothes, as Letroy Guion gets the start at nose tackle.
Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers. An MRI reportedly did not reveal any damage to his groin, yet Raji still figures to miss at least one game. Mike Pennel will likely fill in at nose tackle against a San Diego team that hasn't had much luck with its running game behind an injury-decimated offensive line.
An MRI on Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji's groin Monday revealed no damage, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Raji was removed from Sunday's win against the Rams due to a groin injury, and while it may not be severe, he was still unable to finish that contest. As the week progresses, his ability to practice will forecast if he'll be able to play Sunday against the Chargers.
Raji exited Sunday's game with a groin injury, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The extent of Raji's injury is uncertain, but he was able to remain on the sideline after leaving the game. Even if Raji's injury is minor, the Packers may opt to hold him out of the next game against the Chargers with the team on bye in Week 7.