Both Packers’ Tackles Questionable for Atlanta
Boy, the Green Bay Packers couldn’t even make it through one week without piling up a lengthy injury report. Most concerning, both of the Packers’ starting tackles are listed as questionable.
We could care less about right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who has a sprained ankle. Kyle Murphy took his place in the lineup just fine last week — and against a better defensive front than the Packers will see this week.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari is a concern. Backup Jason Spriggs has been listed as out after hurting his hamstring on his single play against Seattle.
If Bakhtiari, who also has a hamstring issue, weren’t able to go, the Packers would be left with rookie Adam Pankey, who they just pulled up off the practice squad this week.
That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but Bakhtiari is a tough S.O.B. and we fully expect him to be out there.
Also listed as questionable are defensive lineman Mike Daniels, safety Kentrell Brice and defensive lineman Montravius Adams.
Daniels has already said he’s playing, so no worries there.
Brice has a knee injury and is key to the Packers “nitro” package. When Morgan Burnett moves down into the box, Brice is the third safety. He played all but two defensive snaps in week 1.
If Brice doesn’t play, the Packers would turn to Marwin Evans or Josh Jones. I would bet on the former.
Adams is interesting. He hasn’t played since undergoing foot surgery shortly after camp started. His next game action will be his first game action in a Packers’ uniform.
Finally, linebacker Ahmad Brooks is doubtful with a concussion. That will again leave the pass rush up to Nick Perry, Clay Matthews and Kyler Fackrell.