53
      Thursday
      81 / 56
      Friday
      77 / 63
      Saturday
      82 / 61

      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.