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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga -- A no-brainer of a top pick when the highly regarded left tackle fell to the Packers late in the first round. Bulaga excelled as a three-year starter at Iowa. He is the heir apparent to the aging Chad Clifton at left tackle, perhaps sooner than later.
A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 1/23 -- Bryan Bulaga, OT, 6-5, 314, Iowa: The first offensive lineman taken by the Packers in the first round since Iowa's Ross Verba in 1997. Verba started at left tackle as a rookie, but Bulaga might have to play the waiting game behind Chad Clifton for a season. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/18/17 - RT Bryan Bulaga (ankle) missed his second game, and left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring) also couldn't go Sunday.
With swing tackle Jason Spriggs (hamstring) also inactive, the Packers had to start Justin McCray, normally a center, at left tackle and Kyle Murphy at right tackle. It was the second NFL start for Murphy and first for McCray.
09/14/17 - RT ryan Bulaga was sent home from practice for the second straight day on Thursday due to illness. The illness has prevented Bulaga from testing his injured ankle, which caused him to miss Green Bay's 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Should the illness and/or injury sideline the 28-year-old Bulaga, Kyle Murphy would draw the start again on Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET) against the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
09/14/17 - RT Bryan Bulaga missed Week 1 with a sprained ankle, and he's been sent home from practice the last two days with flu-like symptoms. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he won't know about Bulaga's availability for Sunday's showdown in Atlanta until they can fully test the ankle.
"I don't really have a feel for Brian because we haven't worked him since I think Tuesday, or Monday, on his ankle," McCarthy said. "So we've got to hopefully see where he is (Friday). But just speaking with Bryan (Thursday) when he came in, you know, he was dehydrated and things like that. So, we'll just take the week."
09/11/17 - RT Bryan Bulaga missed the game against Seattle with a sprained ankle that's lingered for nearly three weeks. That marked the 33rd game Bulaga has missed in a career that started in 2010.
In his stead, the Packers turned to second-year man Kyle Murphy, who was active just three games a year ago. And while Murphy had his share of trouble against the elite Seahawks' defense, he held up well in Green Bay's huge early-season win.
"It's his first start, but he doesn't blink," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said of Murphy. "His personality is perfect for this situation. So, we went five-man protection a bunch. So, it isn't like we parked someone behind him all day in there. He had to play and he played big today."
Murphy was at least partially responsible for two of the four first-half sacks allowed to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But Murphy, a former sixth-round draft choice, seemed to get better as the game went on and helped the Packers' offense get rolling after a scoreless first half.
"I thought Kyle did a really nice job at right tackle," Rodgers said. "This is a good building block for us moving forward."
09/10/17 - Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga was inactive with an ankle injury for Sunday's season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Bulaga, who returned to practice last week after hurting his ankle in August, was listed on Friday's injury report as questionable. Kyle Murphy will get the start in Bulaga's place while right guard Jahri Evans will be making his first regular-season start for the Packers.