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One Packer staying, one Packer leaving in free agency

Green Bay Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith during the first half of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Green Bay Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith during the first half of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

GREEN BAY – B.J. Raji has been a bit of a lightning rod, as the defensive lineman hasn't had a sack in the regular season since November 2011.


His athleticism and talent are hard to question, and Friday, multiple reports said the Packers were re-signing Raji to a one-year deal.


Raji was a free agent, coming off a season where he played every game and had just 17 tackles. The NFL Network reports the deal is for $4 million, and Raji will move to the nose tackle position.


[caption id="attachment_15277" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Bay Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith during the first half of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)[/caption]


Meanwhile, another Packers free agent is leaving.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they are signing former Green Bay center Evan Dietrich-Smith.


This past season was Dietrich-Smith's first as a starter. He had played several interior line positions as a reserve.


The Packers now have to find someone new at the center of their offensive line. Second-year player J.C. Tretter figures to be a factor.


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