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Packers HC Mike McCarthy 9/10: Eddie Lacy near end of concussion protocol

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There's a chance for both Eddie Lacy and Bryan Bulaga to suit up for the Packers this weekend.

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With practice back in sessions, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had his scheduled media availability Wednesday. After losing offensive starters Eddie Lacy and Bryan Bulaga during their 36-16 loss to the Seahawks, the dominant topics of the press conference concerned how those players have progressed through practice and their availability for Sunday's game against the Jets.

  • Eddie Lacy "is near the end" of the concussion protocol. McCarthy characterized the running back's progress as quickly progressing, though it is still unclear whether he can play on Sunday. However, it doesn't sound like Lacy will miss more than one game as the result of the concussion he suffered in Seattle.
  • While not injured during the game, tight end Brandon Bostick's status for this week was on the minds of media members. According to McCarthy, Bostick looked "okay" during his workout today. Like Lacy, the Packers don't currently know if he'll be available for Sunday's game.
  • The news has been good thus far regarding right tackle Bryan Bulaga. He participated in Wednesday's practice, a threshold McCarthy had previously said Bulaga would have to clear to have a chance to play against New York. However, today's practice was in shells (helmets and shoulder pads only), making tomorrow's fully padded practice the crucial litmus test for Bulaga's Week 2 availability.
  • On the Jets' defense, McCarthy stated that their "size and length" is obvious and described their depth as "excellent." He singled out the play of New York's inside linebackers for their ability to run and hit.
  • Speaking of inside linebackers, Brad Jones wasn't able to go Wednesday, and McCarthy doubts he can practice tomorrow. "He's been fighting it, didn't help him, that's for sure." Without saying it, McCarthy opened the door for Jamari Lattimore to start this upcoming weekend.

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Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation Newsdesk Contributor and writes for Sports on Earth.