Coach Mike McCarthy told the paper he likes the chemistry on the left side between Bakhtiari and guard Josh Sitton. "I liked the relationship between David and Josh, and to me it's more about the combination over there," he said. "They work well together. They're both wired mentally.
"David's young and raw, and he's got a lot to learn. The game comes very easily to Josh now."
McCarthy added that Bakhtiari, a 6-4, 300-pounder selected in the fourth round last season, needs to get bigger and stronger for the 2014 season.
More than two years after Chad Clifton played his last game, the
Bakhtiari held his own. Still, coach Mike McCarthy and offensive line coach James Campen have not committed to him for 2014. "I don't think you can really get into that at this point," Campen told the paper. "You have a lot of players that are coming back. It will be a lot of competition there. That will be a very competitive situation and a good situation to have."
A fourth-round pick, Bakhtiari is undersized for the position at 6-4, 300 pounds, and might be more suited to the right side, the report said.
Lewis was seen pleading with medical personnel to give him back his helmet and allow him to return to the game after sustaining a concussion. Bakhtiari did re-enter the game for an extra point try during a concussion evaluation.
The league will not assess any fines. Lewis has been cleared to play in the NFC Semifinal against Seattle.
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