Veterans Peppers and Raji back to fortify Packers D

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two of the most respected veterans on Green Bay’s defense are separated by just a couple stalls in the locker room.

Julius Peppers and B.J. Raji feel as if they have a lot left to accomplish despite all the hits they have administered, and all blocks they have shed over the years.

The pass-rushing Peppers is going into his 14th year in the league. Raji is entering his seventh — though the defensive tackle missed 2014 with a right biceps injury.

If things go as the Packers hope, they will finally get to play together in 2015.

Raji says he feels great, and that he has a new appreciation for the game. Peppers points to one goal — winning.