Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb (14) tries to avoid Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji (90) during the second quarter quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Raiders are interested in BJ Raji per NFL Network

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NFL free agency will begin this afternoon, but the fine folks at the NFL Network are dedicating a whole day of coverage to the biggest day of the NFL offseason (save for maybe the NFL Draft) and the Raiders name has came up.

During their segment on the Raiders, where Reggie McKenzie was under fire by the NFL Network team and Raiders target Rodger Saffold was called “The Danny Amendola of left tackles” by Mike Silver there was actually some potential names thrown out as one of the panel members dropped Packers defensive tackle BJ Raji as a potential target of Reggie McKenzie’s.

Raji is an interesting name because of his obvious long connections with McKenzie dating back to his days with the Green Bay Packers, which is a common theme in McKenzie acquisitions. Whether or not Raider Nation feels that just bringing in “his guys” will lead to success, McKenzie obviously feels comfortable spending money on players he knows so this is a rumor that has some legs because it makes sense. If Oakland winds up losing Lamarr Houston to the Chicago Bears (or another team) on the open market then Raji’s name me be coming up a lot around Oakland on the first day of free agency.

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  • Bx_Bred

    Wow big shocker…. Just another sign that this horrible GM is trying to turn this team into the oakland packers…. Smh just get rid of this guy!!!! We need a GM not the leader of the packers fan club

  • RaiderEd24

    I’d much rather sign Soliai for much less cash

  • Bx_Bred

    Soliai signed :(

  • friendship220

    I like Raji. Versatile. And an outlier athlete. 6 foot 2, 335 pounds, 5.12 40. Defensive line and Offensive line in high school.

    More versatility – “During a week 11 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 20, Raji scored a rushing touchdown. He was only the fourth defensive lineman to score a rushing touchdown since the NFL/AFL merger.”