Raji among 6 Packers placed on IR
B.J. Raji's season is officially over.
The Green Bay Packers placed the sixth-year defensive lineman on injured reserve after tearing his right biceps in Friday's 31-21 preseason win over Oakland. It was one of six moves the organization made to get down to the NFL's 75-player limit by 3 p.m. Central Time Tuesday.
The Packers also placed five others on injured reserve: offensive lineman Don Barclay (knee) and receiver Jared Abbrederis (knee), offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (calf), running back Rajion Neal (knee) and linebacker Joe Thomas (knee).
Barclay and Abbrederis both suffered torn ACLs in camp. Barclay underwent reconstructive knee surgery last week. Since he's a third-year veteran, Barclay is guaranteed his entire $570,000 salary for 2014, while Abbrederis will make a prorated $303,000 because of a split-salary clause in his contract.
The Packers could eventually strike settlements with Tiller, Neal and Thomas. Tiller, 25, signed onto the Packers' practice squad on Nov. 20 and was working mostly at right guard with the second-team offensive line in camp.
Neal and Thomas both showed promise before suffering non-surgical knee injuries in the preseason opener against Tennessee.
None of the six were designated as the team's player to return from injured reserve. The team's final cuts are due to the league by 3 p.m. Central Time on Saturday.