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Raji Aced His Homework

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B.J. Raji was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season but that wasn't good enough for him, the coaches or the staff. Armed with a knowledge of the defense's inner workings, B.J. Raji has become a playmaker by picking the right time to step outside the scheme.

B.J. Raji made the Pro Bowl last season. That wasn't enough for Raji, nor was it enough for the coaches and decision-makers. The ninth pick of the 2009 draft, Raji had flashed dominant play in spurts in his first three seasons. With his career teetering between adequate and excellent, Raji took matters into his own hands during the offseason. He studied not just his role in the scheme but the...

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