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Packers DT Raji reportedly out for season


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WAOW) -- According to multiple media reports, the Packers have lost BJ Raji for the season with a biceps tear.

The sixth year defensive tackle reportedly tore his right biceps in Green Bay's preseason win over Oakland Friday night.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Packers are not currently interested in re-signing former defensive tackles Ryan Pickett or Johnny Jolly, both of whom remain available on the free agent market.

Last night Josh Boyd stepped in to replace Raji. Boyd came on strong last season, seeing significant playing time in December.

Undrafted free agent Mike Pennel is behind Boyd on the depth chart, followed by free agent-signee Letroy Guion. Guion has yet to practice in the preseason due to a hamstring injury.

This injury comes at an especially difficult time for Raji. After he drew little interest on the free agent market this past offseason, the Packers brought him back on a one year, $4 million contract.

In addition, the Packers moved him back to defensive tackle from defensive end, which seemed to spark the former first round draft pick. Raji had been having a strong camp before the injury.

This is the first Packers starter to go down with a significant injury in the preseason.

The Packers conclude their preseason on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m., and the game can be seen on Newsline 9. We are your Official Packers Station.

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