While earlier this week it sounded as if B.J. Raji and the Packers would be able to agree to a one-year deal to bring the giant defensive lineman back to Green Bay in 2014, it now looks like Raji will hit free agency, reports Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk.
Ian Rapaport of NFL.com originally reported that his return to the Packers was not a done deal (via Twitter). The one-year deal being talked about was reportedly worth between $4MM and $6.5MM with incentives, but the former first-round pick could command more money on a longer term contract on the open market.
There is also some contention about how Raji is being utilized under Dom Capers in Green Bay, and if Raji secures a one-year “prove it” deal with a team that will allow him to put up bigger sack numbers, he may choose to go there and re-establish his value before hitting free agency again in 2015.