With B.J. RAIJI signing with the packers, Crabtree got to make the nex move and sign a deal with incentives.
B.J. Raji agrees to deal with Packers
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 13, 2009 7:58 PM ET
Packers holdout B.J. Raji has stopped waiting for Michael Crabtree.
The ninth overall pick of the draft has reached an agreement in principle with the Packers, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The contract must be reviewed, but Raji is expected to sign it on Friday when he arrives in Green Bay.
Terms of the contract are not known yet, but it's expected to be a five-year deal.
Raji's holdout lasted nearly two weeks, which will slow his assimilation to Green Bay's 3-4 defense. He was expected to start at defensive end before eventually transitioning to nose tackle, but will have to play catchup once he arrives in camp.
Once Raji signs, there will be four remaining first-round holdouts. Raji's deal could help speed things along for Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe, who was taken one spot before Raji.
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