Bryan Bulaga goes down with ankle injury Wednesday

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The Packers are breaking in one new starter on the offensive line after guard T.J. Lang left for Detroit as a free agent and they may have to find one for at least a little while at right tackle after Bryan Bulaga left Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury.

Bulaga went down during a 9-on-7 run drill and eventually limped off the field to receive medical attention. There’s been no update on his condition, but the timing of the injury in relation to the team’s third preseason game and the start of the regular season would appear to make it unlikely that Bulaga is in the lineup against the Broncos on Saturday.

That may lead to an unlikely choice to replace him. Jason Spriggs was a second-round pick last year, saw time at a variety of positions as a rookie and appeared set for a swing tackle role this year. He wasn’t the player selected to replace Bulaga in team drills, however.

Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 2016 sixth-round pick Kyle Murphy got the nod, although Spriggs later rotated into the mix. Whether that pecking order becomes a major issue for the team will rely on Bulaga’s outlook, but playing time this weekend should give an idea of how the Packers’ offensive line depth will look this season.

25 responses to “Bryan Bulaga goes down with ankle injury Wednesday

  1. Unless something changes drastically, from what I’ve seen of Spriggs so far, he is a total waste of a draft pick. He’s making Mandarich looking like a great pick.

  2. Next Man Up. What other choice is there? This is the annual routine with the Packers and gives the other division opponents, and their fans, hope. Same ol’, same ol’.

  3. Better to have him injured now then before the inevitable run in the playoffs. All that is left is waiting for the Viking Troll’s now.

  4. He’s never been healthy through out his whole career that’s bc he’s a former packers. Something will always go wrong when you first put on the ugly yellow jersey.

  5. As a Vikings fan, tough break and I hope he gets better soon. It is always my goal to beat the best when they are at their best. So three wins this year against a healthy GB team would be the best season a fan of the rivalry could ask for. A handily fastened victory that vanquishes an honorable opponent. Plus, Nick Swardson drafted Skolivia Munn.

  6. First, its just an ankle injury so unless it is broken, he should be back for the 1st game of the season. I would rather have a solid RT than signing another team’s cast offs hoping for one more opener.

  7. As long as his hands are still able to grasp his opponents jersey they’ll be good to go.

  8. Unless something changes drastically, from what I’ve seen of Spriggs so far, he is a total waste of a draft pick. He’s making Mandarich looking like a great pick.
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    Things can change drastically.

    Look at Mike Wahle. He was a turnstyle until he settled in @ LG.

  9. Totally agree Aaron! I was wrong about both Wahle and Rivera. And even Andruzzi to a certain extent though his best years were with the Pats. Hope I’m wrong about Spriggs too! But I see Jon Michels written all over this guy

  10. your o-line goes down, your season goes down.
    Barclay is already injured and they have no real backup center.

    and on the other side, who’s going to rush the passer?

    dont worry, martellus bennett will fix everything.

  11. For several years now, we have been plagued by ankle injuries in practice that translate to missed games. Someone has had to notice a pattern by now. It’s either a bad field, bad trainers, bad S&C personnel, or something.

  12. whatjusthapped says:
    August 24, 2017 at 9:47 am
    First, its just an ankle injury so unless it is broken, he should be back for the 1st game of the season. I would rather have a solid RT than signing another team’s cast offs hoping for one more opener.

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    Injuries like this tend to be more residual with linemen. Big fellas putting high levels of pressure on their knees and ankles each and every play lends to deterioration throughout the season. Hopefully he will be healthy, but it has the potential to nag on him throughout the season which oft lends to missed plays or greater injuries.

    Secondly, of course people would want a solid RT rather than signing castoffs from other teams, but sometimes you don’t have any other option.

  13. The patch o line with baluga can’t run block for crapola. Thanks Every year it’s the same, Ted let’s talent walk and has too many holes to fill, run game, online,linebackers

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