According to Wes Hodkiewicz, LT David Bakhtiari is coming off the physically unable to perform list. This update came from head coach Matt LaFleur:
David Bakhtiari is coming off PUP today, according to Matt LaFleur. He'll only do individual. "It's the next step but we are excited to get him out there on the grass" #Packers
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 21, 2022
Since Bakhtiari’s injury(torn ACL in December 2020), he has been sorely missed and has had very minimal playtime. Do not expect him to come back 100% and be the same, but this is a very promising sign and is a piece of good news just as the season will soon begin.
LaFleur was quoted on Bakhtiari’s Removal from PUP:
We’re excited to get him out on the grass, but we’re going to take it one day at a time. There’s been no thought as far as Week 1 is concerned right now. We have to see how he responds. When he’s ready, he’s ready.
This is great news and not unexpected. The goal would be to have Bahktari and Jenkins back for the opener. The question then becomes, where do you play Elgton Jenkins? My guess would be guard and let Yosh Nijman play RT. But you could make the argument to play Jenkins at RT leaving Royce Newman at RG. I don’t every recall the depth at the OL ever being this good. Caleb Jones makes the 53 and looks like the next Yosh Nijman. And in two years, perhaps replaces David Bahktari at LT
John Doe #849
August 25, 2022 at 08:33 am
What to watch for against Kansas City-
-For me I’m watching Love. I want to see him continue to improve.
Keep the Faith brother.
Meanwhile, we get to see the killed players take the field in two weeks.