Bryan Bulaga Injury: Updates on Packers OT's Ankle and Return

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Green Bay Packers' Bryan Bulaga is introduced before an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
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Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a sprained ankle against the Chicago Bears in Week 12. However, he is ready to return

Continue for updates.


Bulaga Active vs. Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 13

Green Bay confirmed Bulaga is available to play against Dallas.


Latest on Bulaga's Practice Status

Friday, Dec. 11

The Packers announced Bulaga was a limited participant all week, per Hietpas


Bulaga Crucial Contributor to Packers Line 

Bulaga has been a staple of the Packers offensive line when healthy over the past six seasons. The problem for him is that he has had trouble staying on the field. In a three-year stretch from 2011-2013, Bulaga missed 27 games. 

He missed three games earlier this season because of a sprained MCL

Green Bay's offensive line has been struggling this year, too, with 24 sacks allowed, so quarterback Aaron Rodgers has experienced plenty of pressure in the pocket. The run game that was to feature Eddie Lacy hasn't been great either, ranking 16th in the league.

Offensive tackle Don Barclay filled in for Bulaga once he left the game. Barclay has appeared in all 10 of Green Bay's previous games, starting three, so there is a replacement who has experience on the Green Bay line if Bulaga is limited in his return.

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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