Maybe Bryan Bulaga will finally be in position to fill the position he was drafted to play.
The first-round draft pick from 2010 could be on the move to left tackle, according to Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, after excelling on the right side. Marshall Newhouse struggled at left tackle this past season and former first-round pick Derek Sherrod has struggled to remain healthy.
Bulaga, hailed as the eventual replacement for Chad Clifton when he was selected, has made 33 career starts at right tackle and played well this past season.
“Man, I don't know,” Bulaga said, according to Reischel. “I don't get paid to make those decisions. “I thought Marshall did a good job over there, but you never know what's going to happen. First, I just have to get healthy again.”
Bulaga is recovering from a hip injury. He is healing up and admitted being frustrated having to watch down the stretch, just one of many injuries Green Bay dealt with this season. Reischel speculates he could be on the move when the Packers take the field again.
“Once I'm healthy I guess we'll see what they're thinking,” Bulaga said. “For now, I'm a right tackle.”
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