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Packers’ Preston Smith, Bryan Bulaga limited in practice on Wednesday

Green Bay Packers linebacker Preston Smith and offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga were limited in practice on Wednesday, the team announced.

Smith is dealing with an ankle issue that also made him a limited participant in practice last week. However, the injury did not stop him from playing during the Packers’ divisional round playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks, as he logged a couple of sacks in the 28-23 victory.

The 27-year-old is in his first year with Green Bay after signing with the team as a free agent last offseason. During the regular season, Smith racked up 56 tackles, 12 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.

Smith spent the first four seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins after being drafted in the second round by the club back in 2015.

Smith was a force as a pass rusher during much of his time with the Redskins, putting together a couple of eight-sack campaigns in 2015 and 2017.

However, there is no doubt that his inaugural Packers season has been the best season of Smith’s career.

Meanwhile, Bulaga did not play last weekend against the Seahawks due to an illness. He also suffered a concussion during the Packers’ Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, although he was cleared from concussion protocol last Wednesday.

It seems as if both Smith and Bulaga will be able to suit up for Green Bay in its NFC Championship game matchup with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but it remains to be seen.

The Packers met the 49ers back in Week 12 and were thrashed to the tune of a 37-8 score.