Bulaga is likely to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
Bulaga tore his ACL in November and it's no guarantee he'll be ready to play by the start of the regular season. When healthy, Bulaga has been the Packers' starting right tackle. The team will hope to have him back protecting Aaron Rodgers, as they aim to keep the star quarterback healthy in 2018.
Bulaga (knee) is seen as a long shot to be ready for Week 1, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Demovsky reported just over a week ago that Bulaga was ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL, but it looks like that process may extend into the regular season. With there still being five months between now and the start of the regular season, a lot could change for the lineman, but it looks like he still has a ways to go in his recovery.
Bulaga (knee) is reportedly ahead of schedule in the rehab process from the torn ACL he suffered Nov. 6, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Bulaga received a vote of confidence when the Packers opted not to draft a right tackle in this April's draft. Whether the big fella will be ready for the season opener remains in question, however. Even if the Packers remain mum regarding his status, the team's roster decisions as they pertain to the offensive line could provide hints in regards to Bulaga's progression. Either way, we'll have a much clearer understanding of Bulaga's status as the preseason begins to take shape.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that he has received positive feedback regarding Bulaga's recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Bulaga was shut down in mid-November with the knee injury and headed to Florida after the season ended to continue rehabbing. The timing of Bulaga's surgery makes it unlikely that he'll receive clearance for full activities at the start of training camp, but assuming he hits no unexpected snags in his recovery, a Week 1 return could be realistic. It's likely, however, that the Packers proceed more cautiously with Bulaga than most players coming off a similar injury, given that the 28-year-old previously tore an ACL in August 2013.
Bulaga tore his ACL in Week 9's loss to the Lions and now his season officially comes to an end with his placement on IR. Look for Justin McCray and recently activated Jason Spriggs to compete for the starting right tackle position for the remainder of the season.
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