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Packers re-sign DT Guion and DT Raji


The Green Bay Packers have re-signed DT Letroy Guionand DTB.J. Raji. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signings Tuesday.

Guion (GUY-on) started all 16 games and both postseason contests for the Packers last season. He registered career highs with 62 tackles and 3½ sacks during the 2014 regular season while recording 12 tackles and a half-sack in the postseason. Before joining Green Bay, Guion played six seasons for Minnesota after being selected by the Vikings in the fifth round (No. 152 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion started every game for the team in 2014, registering a career-high 3.5 sacks. Photos by Jim Biever and Matt Becker,

For his career, Guion has played in 84 regular season games with 47 starts and has registered 191 tackles (96 solo), 8½ sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has started all three postseason contests he has played in, recording 18 tackles and a half-sack.

Raji missed the entire 2014 season after suffering an injury during the third preseason game and was placed on injured reserve. Prior to last year he played in 14 or more games in each of his first five seasons (2009-13), including starting all 16 games three times. Raji was originally selected as the first of two first-round picks by Green Bay in 2009 NFL Draft (No. 9 overall selection).

Raji has played in 76 regular season games with 63 starts and has registered 227 tackles (119 solo), 10½ sacks and seven passes defensed during his six seasons with the Packers. He has started eight of nine postseason contests, recording 26 tackles, one sack and one interception he returned for a touchdown. Raji was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, becoming the first Green Bay defensive tackle to be selected to the all-star game since Bob Brown in 1972.

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