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Bulaga bummer

by Mark Daniels

The excitement generated by a record Family Night crowd Saturday night has been tempered by the news coming out of 1265 Lombardi Avenue Sunday regarding starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga.  He apparently injured his knee during the scrimmage, even though he took part in all of the snaps with the number one offensive line.   Upon further examination the next morning, it became clear the injury was worse than first thought.   ProFootballtalk was the first to report Bulaga may have torn the ACL in his knee and if that is indeed the case, it will require surgery and likely end the veteran's season even before it begins.  This would deal the Packers a huge blow for they re-shuffled the entire offensive line this off-season because Bulaga, considered the best lineman on the team, would move to left tackle from right to protect Aaron Rodgers' blind side.  Bulaga missed the final seven games of the regular season and two playoff contests last year after suffering a hip injury.   The Packers may have to move Marshall Newhouse back over the left side and open the competition at right tackle with Don Barclay and perhaps fourth round pick David Bakhtiari from Colorado.

The Packers are bringing in Vince Young for a workout Monday.   Young was the third overall choice in the 2006 draft, taken by the Tennessee Titans where he flashed big play potential in reaching a pair of pro bowls.  But his career took a nasty turn over apparent issues with depression and he had a falling out with head coach Jeff Fisher.   Young went to the Philadelphia Eagles and his last appearance in a regular season game was in 2011.   Young signed with Buffalo but was cut in the pre-season.  Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman are vying for the back up job to Rodgers but Coleman threw a pair of interceptions in the Family Night Scrimmage Saturday night.