Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Raji expects the Packers to devote a healthy portion of their roughly $13 million in salary-cap space to stabilizing his relationship with the team.
"I'm not really going to talk contracts," Raji said Tuesday, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "Obviously, the Packers are a great organization and I'm sure they'll do right by me. I'll leave it at that."
Head coach Mike McCarthy and position coach Mike Trgovac have praised Raji's progression as a pass rusher, but he has been highly inconsistent while moving back and forth between nose tackle and five-technique defensive end over the past few seasons. Raji has been at his most effective when bolstered by a top talent such as Cullen Jenkins but has struggled to make an impact against double teams.
Raji likely will seek nose-tackle money, as the position is more valuable in coordinator Dom Capers' defense. In which case, the six-year, $33.555 million contract signed two years ago by Buffalo Bills veteran Kyle Williams could be a reasonable starting point.
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