Right tackle Bryan Bulaga has a long road ahead after suffering another torn ACL, but Green Bay Packers offensive line coach James Campen said he expects the veteran to bounce back. Bulaga returned from a torn ACL in his left knee that cost him all of 2013 to become one of the top right tackles in the NFL, earning a five-year, $33.75 million contract after the 2014 season. He was relatively healthy the past three seasons, missing only five games. He played in all 16 games last season for the first time since his rookie year. Then Bulaga tore the ACL in his right knee this month against the Detroit Lions. “You feel really bad for the player,” Campen said, “because he’s on the rise, had a really good year last year, everything is pointing upwards for the guy, and that happens. It’s easy for all of us to say, and we’re all guilty of saying, ‘Well, that’s just football.’ And it is. I get that. It’s football and life, and things happen. But when it happens to one of your own, it hurts.” The Packers will have a difficult decision to make regarding Bulaga’s future. With ACL surgeries in both knees, it’s uncertain what kind of player Bulaga will be in the future. There are still two years left on his contract, but the team can opt out of it this spring, leaving them with only $3.2 million in dead money.
Difficult decision looms on injured tackle Bryan Bulaga
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Nov 18