With the Green Bay Packers on a short week due to their Thursday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears this week, the team released its first injury report on Monday despite having the day off from practice. The Packers listed a whopping eleven players on the report, all of whom were projected as non-participants if the team had actually practiced on Monday.
One such player is right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who left Sunday's game late and did not return. However, Bulaga (and a few of the other players) are hoping that they will be ready to go by the time Thursday rolls around.
One player who is unlikely to return by Thursday is wide receiver Davante Adams, who was diagnosed with a concussion and is going through the league's mandatory protocol. With such a quick turnaround, it is unlikely that he will be back in time for Thursday, likely leading to more opportunities for Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis, and especially Ty Montgomery on offense.
Check out some items relating to those injuries and much more in today's Cheese Curds.
Bryan Bulaga feeling better after exiting with back injury | Packers.com
Bulaga was one of several players to leave Sunday's game against the Cowboys with an injury and one of 11 on the Packers' injury report on Monday; however, he's optimistic about being able to play on Thursday against the Bears.
More for Montgomery: Green Bay Packers 'need to get Ty the ball' - ESPN
Ty Montgomery touched the ball 13 times on offense and a few more on special teams. He coughed up the football once late, however, but that likely will not dissuade the Packers' coaching staff from trying to get the football in his hands.
McCarthy wants to rely more on run game | Packersnews.com
That's tough to do when you have a starting running back working on a bad ankle while his backup is inactive and the team carried no third-stringer.
Unsolved mysteries include the Packers offense, Atlanta overall and whether Buffalo is good - NFL
Bill Barnwell believes that the Packers will still figure things out and return to being an above-average offense, based largely on sample size and the team's success early on last year.
Grades for Cowboys' Week 6 win over Packers | PFF
Bulaga was actually the Packers' highest-graded player on offense - the top three were all tackles, with David Bakhtiari and Jason Spriggs leading the way. On defense, the players responsible for forcing turnovers - Julius Peppers and Morgan Burnett - got top billing.
Dez predicts Ezekiel Elliott will hit 2,000 rushing yards - NFL.com
Well that's nice. For what it's worth, he's on pace for 1,875.