Green Bay Packers defensive lineman BJ Raji became a free agent for a few days before agreeing on Friday to a 1-year deal with the Packers, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. That's not the interesting part for Kansas City Chiefs fans.
You know what all three of those teams have in common? They've all led by GMs who came from Green Bay. Or in the case of Ted Thompson, is actually in Green Bay. The Raiders are run by Reggie McKenzie and for the Chiefs it's John Dorsey, both of whom came from Green Bay's front office. So there's something to this Raji dude that they all like, huh?
Just a couple days ago, I put Raji down as one of the best remaining free agents for the Chiefs to consider. Quoting myself (the arrogance):
Does he fit? I don't really know. He's a former Packer and the Chiefs could use defensive line help. He was supposedly going back to Green Bay at one point but hasn't yet.
Maybe play him at the 5-tech defensive end? I'm not really sure on that one. But he has been a good linemen and is young enough to think he could have good seasons ahead of him. It's worth checking out.
The other angle would be bringing him in and playing him behind Dontari Poe, who played a ton of snaps last season for the Chiefs. That would keep Poe fresh while still having a good player.