After the Green Bay Packers signed Letroy Guion on Friday, fellow defensive lineman B.J Raji's future with the franchise is more murky than ever.
However, the Packers structured Guion's deal, there will be less money available for the Packers to sign any of their other free agents, Raji included.
The first round draft pick is coming off a 2015 season played under a one-year contract worth $1.75 million plus nearly another million in bonuses, the second consecutive year he had to play under a one-year deal.
Whether Raji gets a multi-year offer this time around or any offer from the Packers whatsoever remains to be seen.
Raji started off the season strong for the first five weeks before suffering a groin injury and fading down the stretch. He finished the year by making 22 tackles, 0.5 sacks and batting down two passes in the regular season.
If the Packers allow Raji to walk away in free agency and sign with another team, it's possible his loss will net the team a compensatory draft pick in return, assuming he qualifies.
In comments made to USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, Raji said his future with the Packers is "uncertain at this point" and that he has "not yet" entered into negotiations with them.
There's been no indication the Packers have closed the door on Raji returning, but under what circumstances, for how long and for how much money remain uncertain.
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