According to NFL League sources and reported by ESPN and NFL Network, Packers Nose Tackle BJ Raji has a torn bicep and will miss the entire 2014 season.
When BJ Raji left the preseason game against the Raiders in the first quarter, I held my breath. The word that he would not return to the game game too quickly for my liking – usually an indicator of a serious injury.
After the game, coach Mike McCarthy said Raji was “confident” about the extent of the injury, obviously hoping for just a partial tear. Medial tests, however, revealed a much more serious tear, which normally requires 4-6 months to rehab.
After signing a one-year, 4-million dollar “prove it” contract, Raji had been doing just that, having his best preseason in several years. Now Josh Boyd is the likely next man up, with Mike Pennell and Letroy Guion (when his hamstring injury is healed) providing the depth at the position.
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.