David Bakhtiari to stay on PUP list into regular season

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari won’t be in the lineup for Week One.

Bakhtiari tore his ACL on December 31 and was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp this summer. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Bakhtiari will remain on the list into the regular season.

Staying on the list means that Bakhtiari will not be able to play any games for the first six weeks of the regular season. They face the Saints, Lions, 49ers, Steelers, Bengals, and Bears in those weeks.

Elgton Jenkins has moved over to left tackle with Bakhtiari out of action and will take his place in the lineup for at least the first chunk of the regular season as well.

15 responses to “David Bakhtiari to stay on PUP list into regular season

  1. This has always basically been the plan all along and Green Bay has been preparing for it accordingly.
    They’ve drafted and recruited a very deep unit to fill their O-Line room and it just may be their strongest position on the team, outside of QB, obviously.
    Still, hopefully there are no injuries or hiccups of that nature along the way.

  2. But wait free (the insider) assured packer fans “his guy” “bahk” would be starting week 1?

  3. RMoss84HOF says:
    August 31, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    But wait free (the insider) assured packer fans “his guy” “bahk” would be starting week 1?


    He IS starting, genius, “starting” on the PUP list.

  4. Nothing to worry about here. I-line depth allows them to make this move and keeping 69 healthy for the latter 2/3 of the season into the Super Bowl makes sense. GoPackGo!!

  5. Thats Ok, Elton Jenkins will hold the fort for 69 until he’s fully healthy. Time to meet GB newest 4th round gem at RG Royce Newman, highest rated OG this preseason.

    GB is 9 deep at OL without Bak so they should be OK depth wise too. Bring on Winston and the Saints.

  6. Bakhtiari being out at the start of the season was never a question–rehab time for a torn ACL is normally a year, and even after being cleared for game action it takes the player a while to get back up to speed. Packer fans got a first-hand look at that process with Jordy Nelson’s injury a few years back.

    The real questions are first, when will he come back (probably late this season, if at all) and second, when will he be back to playing like David Bakhtiari (probably not until the 2022 season).

  7. No surprise. He’ll return wearing a cape at just the right moment. Packers are good at O-line. They’re good all-over, actually.

  8. Gives him extra time to work on his jump-before-the-snap move that refs are afraid to call.

  9. No wonder Rodgers didn’t want to come back. He’s gonna be running for his life.

  10. Guy misses more time than a broken watch lately.
    Yeah most guys make it back from a torn acl in a couple weeks. He must be real soft right?

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