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What is the word on BJ Raji?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Vrill, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Vrill

    Vrill Cheesehead

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    His arm was in a sling. How serious is it? Lets not turn this into a doom and gloom thread. I am just curious.

    Also, besides Raji, did we come out of the Raiders game relatively healthy?
     
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  2. Dan115

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    And Raji?
     
  3. captainWIMM

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    Sources believe Raji has a torn biceps, tests will show if it's partially or fully.
     
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  4. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Crap! Paging Ryan Pickett, paging Ryan Pickett...
     
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  5. captainWIMM

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    I think if it's only a partial tear he could return at some point during the season, a full tear would end Raji's 2014 campaign.
     
  6. E. Wolf

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    Reports confirm that it is a torn bicep. Could be season ending. Who do we have to replace him?
     
  7. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    At Nose Tackle :
    1) B.J. Raji
    2) Letroy Guion - 6'4" - 315 lbs - 7th yr
    3) Mike Pennel - 6'4" - 332 lbs - Rookie

    We hope for the best for B.J. Raji , but the reality looks to not be good. Let us hope the the next man can step up, it's a very important position on the D-Line .
     
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  8. SoonerPack

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    Obviously we are all hoping for the tear being "only" partial. This is a loss for sure but I believe we can get by with some other bigs plugging in for him. Depending on the severity this could also impact roster cuts as well as the 3 QB and 6 WR question. We will need to keep an extra big be it a guy like Pennel or bringing back Pickett so we have enough rotational guys to keep fresh bulk at the point of attack. Fresh Bulk sounds like a fusion punk rock band from Scranton but that's besides the point. Who know's maybe one of the young guys will step up in his absence and BJ can come back mid-season or something. This would be the best of both worlds as one guy would be playing with confidence and 90 would have fresh legs to finish the season. This is certainly a glass half full viewpoint but I will be damned if this injury dampens my enthusiasm for the upcoming season. I loved the energy I saw last night and it seems we have more than a few guys that like to bring the lumber. The offense speaks for itself and if this D plays up to it's potential we are going to be one touch out. This is obviously a loss but I am confident it is one we can overcome...fingers crossed.
     
  9. captainWIMM

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    I think with Guion still being out and probably headed to the PUP list Mike Pennel has a great shot to make the team and maybe even start as I'm not sure I like the idea pf having a base of Daniels, Boyd and Jones.
     
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    Results are in from today's test, Raji out for the season with torn biceps.
     
  12. PikeBadger

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    Pennel? Or an outsider?
     
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    @ the mods, can we get a "****" rating, pls?
     
  14. PikeBadger

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    You beat me to it.

    I'd be very surprised if Pickett is in any kind of shape to play football. Mildly surprised if Jolly is as well. My guess is we'll hear Thompson say soon that the NT is on the roster while he quietly keeps his eye open for a cap casualty.
     
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    Guion is the one who could return during the season – I believe he’s eligible for the PUP list because he hasn’t practiced. Boyd may be who they look at first – I believe he played on the nose after Raji left the game. It would great to bring in another big man but other than Pickett that’s probably unlikely. BTW, I don’t think this affects rosters spots – Raji goes to IR and either someone is signed or one of Pennel or Gray make the team when they wouldn’t have otherwise. If Ted has a Howard Green-like move in him, before the season starts would be a great time to do it.
     
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    I hope you are right but I fear that they will feel the need to carry two guys to fill this loss. I suppose we get lucky with a cap casualty guy or surprising cut but I wouldn't bank on that. The shape issue has to be brought up with regards to Pick. He is a professional though and it would surprise me if he weren't in at least decent shape and with a month or so good shape. He knows the system well and would be an instant plug and play guy so long as he's physically capable. I keep telling myself this is just a freak accident and not a sign that another snake bitten season is on the horizon. Someone get me some warm milk, stroke my head and tell me I'm right...please!
     
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    If there's any position where a young undrafted rookie can play well, it's nose tackle. Eating up blocks and chasing the ball isn't nearly as complicated as other spots.
     
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    I’ll be surprised if they keep an extra "NT" on the roster because of the loss of Raji; the question though IMO is what was the plan personnel wise with a healthy Raji? And how much were they planning on using Raji as a NT? As (in)frequently as in the past?
     
  19. longtimefan

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    Thats Rob's alley
     
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    I like Pennel. He has the size and has played well granite mostly against other teams 2's or 3's. This is a big blow and it's frustrating because Raji was playing well again. Boyd hasn't really showed anything great IMO. It's a little nerving thinking of starting an UDFA on a defense that we need to improve.
     
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  21. brandon2348

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    Right but as pointed out even last night by Aaron Rodgers in press conference there is a bunch of scheme that we haven't even seen from defense in games. I am curious to know how much of that new scheme included Raji.
     
  22. longtimefan

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    Lets stop that crap

    I am deleting posts, please dont continue this
     
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  23. GoPGo

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    Torn biceps? Take a lesson from Gilbert Brown. Buck up. Play through it (or at least try) and heal up in the offseason.
     
  24. yooperpackfan

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    B.J. ain't no "Grave Digger"!
     
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  25. easyk83

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    We don't play alot of 34 D, I would think that having 2 true NTs on the roster should be sufficient. Also don't slep on Khyri Thornton. Yes he hasn't looked good in the preseason but last year that was Boyd and he came around nicely, don't be surprised if Thornton does just enough to make the roster and then turns into a good big body for us.
     

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