The Green Bay Packers have a problem at tackle. A big one.
Players are dropping like flies.
Starting left tackle David Bakhtiari hasn’t played in two weeks. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga played his first game of the season on Sunday, but left with an injury. The only tackle who’s started all three games — Kyle Murphy — was just put on injured reserve.
He joins two other guys who’ve played tackle for the Packers — Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay — there.
Who are the Packers’ healthy tackles?
Justin McCray, a former undrafted free agent who played in the Arena League in 2015 and is actually listed as a guard, Adam Pankey, an undrafted rookie who was called up from the practice squad two weeks ago, and Ulrick John, who the Packers just plucked from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.
If the Packers are lucky, both Bakhtiari and Bulaga will be able to play this week. However, we don’t expect that to happen.
The good news is it appears Bakhtiari is close to returning. He is expected to practice this week. Things don’t look as good for Bulaga, which would mean McCray would make his second start of the season.