Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji is out for the season after tearing his right biceps in Green Bay's 31-21 preseason win over the Raiders on Friday night.
Rapoport initially reported that Raji was believed to have torn his biceps, but the team was waiting for tests to determine the extent of the tear. Head coach Mike McCarthy said after the game Raji "felt confident," but test results confirmed the team's fear Raji would be lost for the year.
Raji, 28, signed a one-year, $4 million deal this offseason. In five seasons with the Packers, the ninth pick of the 2009 draft out of Boston College has 10.5 sacks and has missed only four games.
The results are in and they are not good. #Packers NT BJ Raji is out for the season with a torn bicep, source says. This was the fear— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2014
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