There were multiple injuries in Friday’s preseason tilt between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders, and this afternoon, Green Bay was delivered some bad news.
Packers NT B.J. Raji is out for the season, as many suspected, with a torn bicep.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2014
The big man was expected to have a significant impact on that Packers’ defensive line alongside longtime quarterback hunter, Julius Peppers, but will now, unfortunately, root from the sidelines.
Raji, 28, re-signed with Green Bay this past offseason to a one-year, $4 million deal, and was looking to bounce-back from a dreadful 2013 campaign.
For this upcoming season, Raji was due to transition back to his original position at nose tackle – which made him so successful early in his career – and was arguably set to have an extremely effective year, given the return to his comfort zone.
Only being signed to a one-year deal, we can assume that while in a contract season, Raji was ready to work for that long-term agreement next year.
Now, he’ll certainly have a questionable market in the 2015 free agency.