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Panthers have some interest in Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji

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Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman can’t get enough big bodies, but he’s not in a hurry to get one.

According to David Newton of, the Panthers have some interest in Packers free agent defensive tackle B.J. Raji, though there’s no indication he’s heading in for a visit or anything soon.

The Panthers brought former Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai for a visit, but he left without a contract.

The Panthers are looking for some depth behind starters Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei, having released veteran Dwan Edwards.

Raji, a former first-rounder, has struggled with injuries of late, and the Packers held onto defensive tackle Letroy Guion. With Raji about to turn 30 this offseason, the Packers might be prepared to let him walk.

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26 Responses to “Panthers have some interest in Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji”
  1. ariani1985 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:27 AM

    but packer fans were saying he would be the first 125 million dollar D-linemen!!!! Really packer fans???

  2. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:51 AM

    …..yeah, it may be time for a fresh start for B.J. Raji. He won’t be the focal point of the defensive line & if he can stay health he’ll be very productive.

  3. juice08 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:52 AM

    Not washed up enough to go to the Vikings yet.

  4. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 14, 2016 10:53 AM

    We don’t need BJ. We have Aaron.

  5. hahalolrofl says: Mar 14, 2016 11:03 AM

    Panthers really need to address the massive egos, poor sportsmanship, lack of leadership and the failure to go for fumbles by the starting QB.

  6. jgo304 says: Mar 14, 2016 11:04 AM

    According to Ted Thompson the Packers can fill all team needs in the 4th round of the draft!!

    Yes he’s that good!!!!

    No not really, Teds the most overrated GM in the NFL.

  7. jgedgar70 says: Mar 14, 2016 11:22 AM

    Not sure it makes sense for us to get an injury-prone DT who is past his prime. I think we just need to focus on the draft and get DB and line depth (both sides) and we’ll be just fine. Unless we can sign Weddle and get an extra locker for his beard…..

  8. stellarperformance says: Mar 14, 2016 11:24 AM

    The trolls can spew all the negativity they want about the Packers.

    No team in the history of the NFL has won more championships than the Packers. None.

    Conversely, no team in the history of the NFL, including the ancient pre-merger teams, has lost more games in the postseason than the Minnesota Vikings. None.

    Same answer. Wide Left.

  9. nhpats says: Mar 14, 2016 11:25 AM

    I wonder what Raji thinks about a QB that is afraid to jump on his own fumble with the SB on the line….

  10. bridgeh2o says: Mar 14, 2016 11:26 AM

    Sooner or later, nearly all coaches & players are shown the door or forced out of the city.

    Lombardi, Holmgren, Favre……3 of the biggest icons of the franchise were shown zero respect and tossed aside.

    Give them a few years,Erin is next. Then it is back to the glory years for gbay-between 1968-1992 for gbay fans… era that is the bright example of futility in the NFL!

  11. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 14, 2016 11:34 AM

    Ted doesn’t care about signing his guys. He’s set for life with over 50,000 shares of Packers stock and is very confident it will go up in value.

  12. iamthorny says: Mar 14, 2016 11:40 AM

    I couldn’t help but laugh at: “…has struggled with injuries of late”…same tag for ANY Packers player.

    Just another in a very long line of 1st round under achieving defensive draft picks by Ted Thompson.

  13. keeppounding1 says: Mar 14, 2016 11:47 AM

    Love all the comments about egos, leadership and a QB not diving on a fumble. Let me address: every vocal player in that locker says it’s the best locker room they’ve ever been in (Jared Allen, Mike Tolbert, Charles Johnson, Thomas Davis…to name a few). Hard for those types of guys not to be considered leaders, huh?

    Lastly, funny how the Panthers and Packers were kind of in the same boat losing their top WR to begin the season, but only one QB was able to will his team to the Super Bowl with below average receiving threats and still put up the highest scoring offense in the league…but we’re talking about diving on one fumble.

  14. Let's Complain About Cam Newton says: Mar 14, 2016 11:57 AM

    If an NFL player’s crazy out of control ego isn’t causing any more trouble than driving armchair warriors across the US who think they know the first thing about being a pro athlete crazy then that’s fine.

    The Panthers have an extremely tight locker room and their coach is an ’85 Bear. When all these David Lee Roth sized egos that are supposedly knocking around inside the building can’t co-exist anymore I suppose we’ll have a problem then.

    Until then though I guess everyone will just have to settle for being driven into a blind rage by a quarterback dancing after he scores a touchdown.

  15. f1restarter says: Mar 14, 2016 12:06 PM

    These purple trolls are pathetic.

    The Packers are in the playoffs year after year after year, but Ted Thompson is a terrible GM. Right.

    Rick Spielman disagrees, which is why every time an ex-Packer becomes available, he comes running like a cat when he hears a can opener.

  16. joker65 says: Mar 14, 2016 12:09 PM


  17. purpleguy says: Mar 14, 2016 12:15 PM

    He might be best suited to a part-time role for the rest of his career. Carolina could be a good fit for that type of rotational play. He’s better than Guion, although he probably doesn’t have quite the same quality gun and weed collections as Guion.

  18. h0metownzero says: Mar 14, 2016 12:29 PM

    He’s got that Packer Superbowl pedigree, and the ring that goes along with it. He’s bound to be attractive to any contending team.

  19. kitmandew says: Mar 14, 2016 1:07 PM

    If we can bring him on at a FAIR rate…he can be beneficial…. Panthers will be back next year and better than 2015…scares y’all huh?

  20. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 14, 2016 1:16 PM

    whats up with the exodus of former packer players leaving green bay? perhaps they’re worried about mike mccarthy becoming head coach and general manager.

  21. greenmean112meangreen says: Mar 14, 2016 1:24 PM

    Do Not I say DO NOT let B.J. walk, hold on to him Packers like a breath of life!!! I don’t want a repeat of Cullen Jenkins leaving after the Super bowl and Green bay going 15 and 1 with no defense!!!!!

  22. packeroriginalgangsta says: Mar 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    Sheldon rankins will be drafted

  23. pack294 says: Mar 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    He retired…..moot point.

  24. junkmtb says: Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    I was about to say, I read somewhere that this guy retired at age 29 today. Consider interest………..gone!

  25. xilikemenx says: Mar 14, 2016 7:56 PM

    Has Cam stopped his endorsement career? Man, since the SB he is nowhere to be found. Why is that exactly?

  26. Let's Complain About Cam Newton says: Mar 15, 2016 7:23 AM

    Cam lost all his endorsements. It hasn’t hit the media yet though; the only people who’ve figured it out are savvy fans.

    As we all know, mid-March is the biggest time of the year when it comes to football related advertising and Cam’s clear absence from that should raise all kinds of flags with everyone.

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