A theme that many Green Bay Packers fans around the world have dealt with over the years is the team’s inability to stay healthy on both offense and defense.
Heading into the weekend, the Packers added oft-injured right tackle Bryan Bulaga to the physically unable to perform list for the beginning of training camp as the offensive lineman continues to recover from a torn right ACL suffered last November.
Fortunately, according to Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the team believes his rehab on the knee is ahead of schedule and he will be activated from the Packers’ PUP list before the team’s Sunday Night Football regular-season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 9.
For a good chunk of his playing career when he was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Bulaga has battled an array of different injuries. He also suffered a torn left ACL back early in training camp in 2013, which ultimately had him miss the entire 2013-14 regular season and postseason for Green Bay.
If Bulaga is unable to start at right tackle opposite Packers two-time All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari, there will need to be someone else that steps up again in order to protect superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay’s top two backup offensive tackles, Kyle Murphy and David Spriggs, also finished the 2017-18 season on injured reserve with injuries. Over the offseason, the Packers improved their depth at the tackle position when they signed former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Byron Bell.