Sam Shields, Bryan Bulaga practice for Packers

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The Packers finished last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals without either of their starting offensive tackles, which didn’t do the team any favors when it came to trying to stop an Arizona pass rush that wound up with nine sacks and two forced fumbles they turned into touchdowns.

One of those tackles was back on the field at Wednesday’s practice. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga was practicing after being forced out of last Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Left tackle David Bakhtiari didn’t play at all against Arizona because of his own ankle issue and did not return to action to start the week of preparations for Green Bay’s winner takes the NFC North game against the Vikings.

In addition to Bulaga, the Packers also got cornerback Sam Shields on the field. Shields has missed two games due to a concussion and his return to practice bodes well for having him in the lineup on Sunday night.

Defensive tackle B.J. Raji went down with a concussion early in the loss to the Cardinals and did not practice Wednesday.

30 responses to “Sam Shields, Bryan Bulaga practice for Packers

  1. Good. They’re going to need them if they’ll ever have a chance against the Vikings. Wait, not. These two are very dangerous, especially to themselves and the Packers. Lol

  2. What a surprise….first post is a MN troll as usual. You guys should get all of your little comments in now, because after Sunday you won’t have much to talk about.

  3. GB thread – trolls better come and talk about Rodgers or something negative.

    Anyway, GB beat MIN this year already and they weren’t healthy. Not that it will happen again, but it happened once. As a Packer fan, I am not incredibly enthused with their play this year. It is impressive that they are 10-5 the way they have played.

    The offense has been a major disappointment. Rodgers has been off and less than stellar. The best thing about them is their defense lately and that is very troubling.

    Hopefully they can piece it together this weekend.

  4. Just sit anyone you can this week. The packers don’t need to win. They need rest for the playoffs. And a lot of luck.

  5. Bryan Bulaga usually spends as much time on the sideline as the field the last couple seasons and when he is in he resembles a turnstile at an amusement park

  6. As a Packers fan who is based in reality, it seems that MN is a lot better than GB right now, and that GB has little chance to win this game. However, they did meet in MN earlier with the Vikings on a 5 game win streak and Packers on a 3 game loss streak, and the Packers won handily. MN has a way of being a cure all. I don’t see it happening again, but if anybody can help the Packers right now it is the Vikings.

  7. All the ankle injuries tell me they are really due to being overweight and out of shape aka Eddie lacy. Bulaga has missed more football then he played the last three years. Shields is always hurt becuase he is smallish in size for a dback covering 6’5 receivers who go 230. That’s the other big issue with this team, Ted drafts these guys no one else wanted due to their size and injury issues. He gets them cheap but pays for their unavailability through the seasons. Take Frank Zombo. Played at central mich and was a good player but injured. Came to gb, played OK but was injured all the time. He is just one guy of a slew of guys they let go.

  8. Out of the 4 guys mentioned. Raji is the most important one there to GB.

    Going to be a good game. For us, it’s always hard to win in Lambeau. Just a fact. Even when Randy was here, and we had the QB carousel going on, (Johnson, Cunningham, George, daunte, and the rest of the jetons) it was hard. Why? I don’t know. It’s just not an easy feat there. And won’t be this weekend. But MN is playing better than GB at the moment. So who knows.

  9. These are two teams with similar problems – weak offensive lines. It is easy to predict this one. Whoever gets a modest lead first will win because the other team will have to rely on their line against an aggressive pass rush. That’s why both teams have suffered a couple horrendous losses this year. Neither team will go far in the playoffs because of that fact. The positive for the Vikings is that with the exception of the offensive line, the rest of the team is mostly first, second and third year players. They have not come into their own yet.

  10. pkrlvr says:
    Dec 30, 2015 5:35 PM

    What a surprise….first post is a MN troll as usual. You guys should get all of your little comments in now, because after Sunday you won’t have much to talk about.
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    Yeah it’s unfortunate. Did you know that’s usually the case with Packer trolls on Viking threads? Seems to be the trend.

    On to the topic. I hope Bulaga, Shields, Raji and Bakhtiari are all healthy for the game.

  11. The Packers aren’t really 10 and 5, they got spanked by the lions and lucked out in the end!

    9 and 6 and showing their age. Keep it up go-pack-go, your domination is ending…..

  12. Bulaga is a very good player that has had some bad luck with the injury bug throughout his career. I hope to see him out there Sunday.

  13. As a Packer fan, I’m not expecting the Packers to win Sunday night. I’m hoping they do just to rub it in against Viking trolls. This team is sooooo banged up, especially the OLine. If we lose we go on the road to face Washington which is probably an easier route to the Super Bowl. If we win we host the Vikings again. There’s some history to the latter. It’s a difficult challenge to come into Lambeau and win twice. Time will tell all. Until then I welcome all you Viking trolls to make sarcastic comments against the Packers. As I see it it’s one and done for the Vikings either way.

  14. brettfavreisapacker4ever says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:37 AM
    As a Packer fan, I’m not expecting the Packers to win Sunday night. I’m hoping they do just to rub it in against Viking trolls. This team is sooooo banged up, especially the OLine. If we lose we go on the road to face Washington which is probably an easier route to the Super Bowl. If we win we host the Vikings again. There’s some history to the latter. It’s a difficult challenge to come into Lambeau and win twice. Time will tell all. Until then I welcome all you Viking trolls to make sarcastic comments against the Packers. As I see it it’s one and done for the Vikings either way.
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    Just so you are aware if the Vikings win they won’t have to play at Lambaugh again and if that does happen there’s a chance the Packers will have to play at TCF. Therefore I can say the same to you that it will be difficult to beat them home twice in a season.

    Basically, let the chips fall where they may. Don’t worry about trolls on either side hope for a great, hard fought, injury free game.

  15. R-E-L-A-X …… We will play when there are marbles are marbles to play for…! Sounds like someone LOST their marbles ….. in HIS HEAD….!!!

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