Packers OL Bryan Bulaga will play vs. Seahawks after clearing concussion protocol
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga will play in his team’s Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday after clearing concussion protocol, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Bulaga suffered the concussion during his team’s Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, making the fact that the Packers secured a first-round bye all the more important.
Bulaga started all 16 games for Green Bay this season, marking the first time he accomplished that feat since 2016.
The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Iowa, was originally selected by the Packers in the first round (23rd pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He appeared in all 16 contests and made 12 starts for Green Bay during his rookie campaign, establishing himself as one of the Packers’ more reliable offensive linemen.
Bulaga dealt with injuries the following two years, playing in just 21 of a possible 32 games before appearing in 15 contests during the 2014 campaign.
He was then limited to 12 games in 2015 before starting every game in 2016, but injuries struck for Bulaga again in 2017, as his season was abbreviated to just five contests.
Bulaga played in 14 games in 2018.
The Packers won 12 games and captured the NFC North division title this year, ending their first two-year playoff drought since 2006.
Green Bay finished with the No. 2 overall seed in the conference, coming in behind the San Francisco 49ers, who thumped the Packers by a score of 37-8 earlier in the season.
Green Bay is aiming to make its third NFC Championship Game since the 2014-15 season.