GREEN BAY — The
Green Bay Packers are bringing back size to their defensive line.
The Packers on
Tuesday announced they had re-signed defensive tackles Letroy Guion
and B.J. Raji. Terms of the deals were not announced.
The return of Guion
and Raji allows general manager Ted Thompson to presumably focus on
inside linebacker and cornerback in the NFL draft.
The Packers didn't
re-sign veteran inside linebackers A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones in the
offseason. In free agency, Green Bay lost Davon House, who signed with
Jacksonville; and Tramon Williams, who signed with Cleveland.
Guion started every
game in the regular season and playoffs last season. He became a key
player after Raji was lost for the season in the preseason with a
Raji was a
first-round draft pick in 2009. He was having a good camp until
getting hurt in the third preseason game.
Guion had been facing
felony drug and firearm possession charges in connection with a
traffic stop in Starke, Florida in February.
Online court records
from Bradford County, Florida, show that case was closed on March 24.
Prosecutors took no action on the weapons charge, and Guion entered a
no contest plea on the drug charge.