Mark Tauscher not certain if his career will continue

The Green Bay Packers drafted Bryan Bulaga in the first round in 2010 to quickly assume a starting role as an offensive tackle.

He got his chance last season when a shoulder injury sidelined veteran right tackle Mark Tauscher. Bulaga played well down the stretch, and at this point Tauscher is not certain if he will continue his career at age 33.

If he’s going out, at least he had his day in the sun. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared Friday March Tauscher Day, a nice tribute for a native of the state.

I feel good. I really do,” Tauscher told Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The rehab is going well, my shoulder is feeling a lot better.

"I haven't really figured out what I'm going to do yet. When the lockout ends I'm sure I'll get things figured out, one way or another, and see where we're at.

"Obviously I would have loved to have kept playing. For the team to finish the season the way we did was outstanding."

That’s another thing Tauscher will be able to take with him if he is done playing – a Super Bowl ring that he will receive at a ceremony next week.

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