Packers rule out DT Clark vs. Jets, WR Cobb doubtful
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have ruled out defensive tackle Kenny Clark against the New York Jets, and are unlikely to have wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Clark injured his triceps against Atlanta two weeks ago and will miss his second straight game.
Protecting Rodgers at a premium when Packers face Bears
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs saw no need to keep going on and on about Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.
There's plenty of film to watch. The rest of that Chicago defense is pretty good, too.
Now Green Bay must face the NFC's top-ranked unit on the road on Sunday, a week after Chicago tripped up the high-octane Los Angeles Rams at Soldier Field.
3 Packers OL on injury report, with Bulaga doubtful
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have three starting offensive linemen on the injury report for their game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, with right tackle Bryan Bulaga listed as doubtful to play.
Bulaga left last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a knee injury. He has also missed practice this week because of illness. Third-year pro Jason Spriggs would likely start get the start.
Receivers Cobb, Allison out again for Packers vs. 49ers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will be without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison against the San Francisco 49ers because of hamstring injuries.
It's the second straight week that the Packers will be without Cobb and Allison. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to rely again on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown behind top wideout Davante Adams.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent offensive lineman Byron Bell, adding a versatile veteran to beef up depth.
The 29-year-old Bell played last season with the Dallas Cowboys, appearing in 12 games and making two starts at left tackle. He missed the entire 2016 season after injuring his ankle during offseason workouts with the Tennessee Titans.
Jason Spriggs to IR as injuries shuffle Packers OL again
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will have another new starting right tackle for their season finale at Detroit after Jason Spriggs was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Spriggs left following the first play from scrimmage in Green Bay's 16-0 loss to Minnesota. Utility offensive lineman Justin McCray moved over from right guard to replace Spriggs and could take over at tackle on Sunday against the Lions.
Packers’ pass interference jumpstarted too-cute Vikings
GREEN BAY, Wis. Pat Shurmur, the Vikings red-hot offensive coordinator, was being too cute with his calls early on in Saturdays game against an overmatched and undermanned Packers team that hadnt been a nine-point home underdog in nearly 30 years.
And it wouldnt matter one iota. Vikings 16, Packers 0. First shutout since 1993. First Vikings shutout of the Packers since 1971.
That, said receiver Adam Thielen, was a great win.
Good, yes. Gritty, for sure. But great might be stretching it.
Packers: Offensive tackle Jason Spriggs focuses on golden opportunity
GREEN BAY — The focus, of course, is on the present: Playing well enough to win enough to allow Aaron Rodgers to come back and save the day if and when his surgically repaired right collarbone is healthy enough.
Packers: Last-second loss to Steelers warrants a B-minus overall grade
Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes, hitting Randall Cobb and Davante Adams in stride on deep balls, and led a 77-yard, game-tying drive late. Jamaal Williams doesn't make quick cuts, but he runs hard and has a burst. Adams' next contract will contain plenty of zeroes. Jason Spriggs did OK at right tackle.
Allen Park — He had a good run in Green Bay and offensive lineman Don Barclay is thankful for the way things ended with the organization.
Barclay spent his entire career with the Packers, signing with the team after going undrafted in 2012. He spent five years with the organization, appearing in 62 games and making 24 starts.
Packers: Injuries at offensive tackle factor heavily into game plan
GREEN BAY — The way Aaron Rodgers sees it, the Green Bay Packers have two choices.
Their offensive tackle depth chart is in tatters. Starters David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are doubtful for tonight’s game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, and their top three backup options at tackle – Kyle Murphy, Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay — are all on injured reserve.
Packers: Aaron Rodgers throws four TD passes as Green Bay routs Chicago Bears
GREEN BAY — The Chicago Bears proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the injury-ravaged Green Bay Packers.
Now coach Mike McCarthy just has to hope he has enough healthy players to field a competitive team when they return to action on Oct. 8 at Dallas.
GREEN BAY — No Bryan Bulaga. No David Bakhtiari. No Kyle Murphy. No Jason Spriggs. No Don Barclay.
And apparently, no problem for the Green Bay Packers.
Despite being down to their sixth and seventh options at tackle Thursday night — with left guard Lane Taylor kicking out to left tackle and Justin McCray making his second start in three weeks at right tackle — the Packers weathered the storm on their offensive line during their 35-14 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
Packers starting tackles Bakhtiari, Bulaga out vs Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Green Bay starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga will not play against the Atlanta Falcons.
Also included on the Packers' list of inactives is backup tackle Jason Spriggs.
Kyle Murphy and Adam Pankey are Green Bay's other backup tackles.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (concussion) also is out for Green Bay.
Falcons rookie backup running back Brian Hill (ankle) will not play. He was the only player on Atlanta's final injury report of the week.
Packers: Right tackle Bryan Bulaga leaves practice with ankle injury
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have to hope that their summer of good luck on the injury front continues with Bryan Bulaga, and that the veteran right tackle’s ankle injury suffered in practice Wednesday turns out to be minor.
Packers: Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy competing for playing time on crowded offensive line
GREEN BAY — Jason Spriggs and Kyle Murphy got a taste of the high life last week.
With their Green Bay Packers teammate and pal, left tackle David Bakhtiari, up for the “athlete of the year” award at the annual Wisconsin Sports Awards at the University of Wisconsin Field House, the two second-year offensive linemen got to fly down from Green Bay — albeit on a short takeoff-to-touchdown that was barely a half hour — on a private jet and be treated like celebrities.
Packers: Second-year tackle Jason Spriggs not in mix for right guard opening
Mike McCarthy doesn’t know who will replace Pro Bowl right guard T.J. Lang on the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line, but the 12th-year coach knows who won’t be: starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga or second-year swing tackle Jason Spriggs.
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Packers: Health status unclear on offensive linemen T.J. Lang, David Bakhtiari
GREEN BAY — The one area more than any other the Green Bay Packers have been able to rely on during their up-and-down season has been the offensive line.
That might not be the case anymore.
The team lost starting right guard T.J. Lang (ankle) and left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) to injuries during Sunday’s 47-25 loss at Tennessee, and it’s possible neither of them will be ready for this Sunday night’s game at Washington.