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Got It Covered: Raji Makes Debut
B.J. Raji, the Packers' $28.5 million defensive linemen, will be counted on to demolish plenty of offensive linemen, swallow plenty of running backs and squash many quarterbacks during the course of his five-year contract. So, naturally, on the first play of Raji's professional career, the 337-pound defensive lineman … dropped into coverage as part of a zone blitz. In the victorious Packers locker room after Saturday night's 31-21 win, Raji could only laugh at his first taste of an NFL game. It was a relatively uneventful debut for the No. 9 pick of the draft. He played a dozen snaps and, if historians decide to dust off the stats from this game...
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