Bryan Bulaga went down with an ankle injury this week. There had been some question about who would replace Bulaga while he was out.
The assumption was Jason Spriggs, a 2016 second-round pick the Green Bay Packers traded up for, was the top backup to both David Bakhtiari and Bulaga.
However, Spriggs has put that in doubt with his terrible play this preseason. Wednesday, we got our answer.
Kyle Murphy, who barely played at all in 2016, is the guy. Murphy, a 2016 seventh-round pick, opened with the No. 1 offense in practice.
Spriggs did get some reps with the top offense too and the word is the Packers will play that way against Denver on Saturday as well.
The severity of Bulaga’s injury is still unknown, but there doesn’t appear to be any reason for him to play this weekend.
Meanwhile, we are hearing the Packers like Murphy’s progress from year one to year two. Spriggs, who actually started some games at guard in 2016, seems to have taken a big step backward.