Report: Jacksonville, Tampa and Washington show interest in Bryan Bulaga

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The Packers held onto one of the two offensive starters set to become a free agent on Tuesday by striking a deal with wide receiver Randall Cobb on Saturday, but there may not be a similar ending in store for right tackle Bryan Bulaga.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Bulaga is seeking a contract that will pay him somewhere in the neighborhood of $7-8 million a season and that the Packers “have no intention” of giving Bulaga a contract in such a neighborhood. There were similar reports about the Packers’ resistance to pay Cobb $10 million a year before they signed Cobb for that amount.

Silverstein adds that the Jaguars, Buccaneers and Redskins have shown the most interest in Bulaga since the three-day “legal tampering” window opened on Saturday. The right tackle market has already lost Doug Free and Derek Newton after they re-signed for nice paydays with the Cowboys and Texans, respectively, and there may be some teams that think Bulaga can be an option at left tackle as well.

Should Bulaga leave the team, Don Barclay would be the in-house option to replace him on the right side of the offensive line.

46 responses to “Report: Jacksonville, Tampa and Washington show interest in Bryan Bulaga

  1. He’ll resign in GB for about 7m per year and giving GB one of the best and youngest OLs in the league again this coming season.

    King Dunlap got 7M. So Bulaga should too.

  2. Jags literally have twice as much money as either of those teams. Make it happen!!

  3. Jags, Bucs and Redskins… he might want to rethink this and stay with the Packers for less money. Those 3 “suitors” are in NFL hell by October damn near every season.

  4. packerfanwi1028 says:
    Mar 8, 2015 9:25 AM
    he will sign with the PACKERS

    No. Just in case you didn’t read the post the gist of it was that he’s probably NOT going to sign with the PACKERS

  5. Bucs could use ex teammate Evan Dietrich-Smith to help lure him in…Dont forget that as well as beach versus snow…….It does go thru these players minds.

  6. if DANNY is in the game, DANNY wins, welcome to the REDSKINS, big fella, boohahahahahaha, hail!!!.

  7. I would like to have him when healthy, but he hasnt mad it through a year without getting hurt yet.

  8. Brian Bulaga is an O-lineman. The “O’s” fly in a different altitude than other positional players. Low and under the radar. Chemistry with the the “O’s” is a part of this altitude. I am thinking a return to the Packers is on the horizon. Going back to war with his “O” buddies is my guess.

  9. In Teddy We Trust says:
    The Packers made their choice when they gave that ridiculous contract to Cobb. Bulaga isn’t worth what he’ll get anyway.

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    They gave Cobb a 5 year 47m contract at age 29? Now that, would be the example of a ridiculous contract.

  10. Vikings will give a 7th round pick for Bulaga and Hawk together. Be fine additions to our practice squad.

  11. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 8, 2015 10:28 AM
    The Packers made their choice when they gave that ridiculous contract to Cobb. Bulaga isn’t worth what he’ll get anyway.
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    Didn’t your team give a similar contract to a much older and less productive wide out just a few years ago? Isn’t your team getting ready to make AP the highest pd (tied) rb in the league at 30 years old? C’mon man, you are better than that.

  12. Bryan Bulaga, like Randall Cobb, has gotten used to winning.
    Do you really want to go to a team that is in ‘wait until next year’ mode by the fourth game every year?

  13. I can see why GB wouldn’t be interested – he’s missed 2 years and Doug Free (a pretty good RT) signed for about 5 million a year.

  14. dhahn161660 says: Mar 8, 2015 10:46 AM
    Bucs could use ex teammate Evan Dietrich-Smith to help lure him in…Dont forget that as well as beach versus snow…….It does go thru these players minds.

    And don’t forget about the fun of playing football in 80+ degrees in September to a jam packed stadium; plus the likelihood of going to the Super Bowl.

  15. I like Bulaga, but for that kind of money, he can move on. Barclay isn’t on the same level, but would suffice until he improves or is replaced, and RT candidates can be found on day 3 of the draft.

    Washington doesn’t sound like a bad choice – Morris had a down year, and RGIII could use all the extra time he can get. And we all know Snyder has no problem overpaying for players.

  16. tokyogasblaster says:
    Mar 8, 2015 10:46 AM
    He would make a good back up with the vikes!

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Whereas the majority of the Viking`s players would struggle to make it as a backup anywhere else.

  17. tokyogasblaster says:
    Mar 8, 2015 10:46 AM
    He would make a good back up with the vikes!
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    Wouldn’t suprise me if the vikes bench the best pass blocker on their team in favor of jobbers like Matt “1-year wonder” Kalil or Charles Johnson… the guys that gave Letroy Guion 2.5 sacks in a single game.

    Just like they kept Geoff Schwartz on the bench even thou he was light years more talented than anyone else.

  18. Deep draft for both tackles and slot receivers. Thompson has shown he can find OLs at any point in the draft. Paying 7-8 million to an oft-injured right tackle doesn’t make sense especially when those final couple of years will be around age 30.

  19. I want Bulaga back, but do have some worries about long term durability given that he missed almost 2 years worth of games in the last 4.

    So like Cobb, my guess is the decision will revolve around guaranteed money.

  20. megatronownsyou says:
    Mar 8, 2015 10:27 AM
    packerfanwi1028 says:
    Mar 8, 2015 9:25 AM
    he will sign with the PACKERS

    No. Just in case you didn’t read the post the gist of it was that he’s probably NOT going to sign with the PACKERS

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    The gist of the Cobb posts up until yesterday were that he was probably not going to sign with the Packers. Bulaga may not sign with the Packers but after seeing the teams that are interested, I don’t see how the Packers are not in the running to keep him.

  21. I would offer Bulaga a base deal of 5 yrs $25 million with another 10 million total in per game roster bonuses. His injury history is troublesome but GB looks to have turned the corner on the injury problem it has had for many years so there is a good chance he will earn most of that money if not all of it.

  22. If the Skins are involved in Bryan Bulaga that means it is Scot McCloughan who wants him, Dan has nothing to do with it except to write the check.

  23. A lot of these post suggests that Bulaga stays with Green bay because the other teams are losing teams. Well Green bay was once a losing team and they had to start somewhere. Well what is wrong with the other teams trying to do the same thing. Whatever happen to playing for a team and making that team great by good leadership and motivation. These guys want to play for an already established team and then show off their Superbowl ring or rings as this is what I acomplished. I respect the guys like Dick Butkus, Jim Brown, Larry Czonka, and John Riggins. These guys did not care who they played for. They just loved the game. These players today make a heck of alot of money and should just be grateful to be playing in the NFL.

  24. Please no more high priced O-Linemen for Tampa. These guys never work out for us and I tend to think their rate of not living up to contracts is pretty high across the board. Honestly I feel like they work their butts off for that one big contract and then turn into the fat slobs that they naturally are.

  25. Aren’t those teams picking almost 1,2, 3????
    Why would he want to go there? Zero chance of playoffs during the rest of his career…makes no sense…just dollars.

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