Two weeks from today, the Seattle Seahawks will once again travel to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers, as Seattle seeks its first win at Green Bay in the 21st century. Something to keep an eye on if you’re a Seahawks fan is the possibility that the Packers could be without a key offensive player.
Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga didn’t play in the team’s 20-17 preseason loss to Denver on Saturday, and in fact he won’t be in Green Bay’s preseason finale against the Rams on Thursday. Bulaga, who started every game (playoffs included) for his team last season, sprained his ankle during a practice session on Wednesday.
When speaking to ESPN, Bulaga seemed confident that he’d be ready to play at the start of the regular season.
“This isn’t something that I’m too worried about,” Bulaga said, although the way he said the word “too” it could have a few too many O's in it.
“It’s not something that I’m overly concerned about as of right now. Obviously it sucks, it doesn’t feel great today, probably won’t feel great tomorrow, probably won’t feel great the next day, but I’m pretty sure I should be able to bounce back from it and get my body ready to go for the opener. That’s the goal, at least.”
Bulaga will be re-evaluated during the week of the Seahawks game.
Green Bay’s offensive line has undergone a couple of notable changes in the offseason. T.J. Lang was targeted by the Seahawks as a marquee free agent signing, but the guard opted to play for the Detroit Lions. The Packers also signed Jahri Evans, the longtime New Orleans Saint who also had the briefest of stints in Seattle last preseason. Should Bulaga’s injury be serious enough to keep him out against Seattle, second-year player Kyle Murphy would be his replacement.