The Green Bay Packers still do not know when Bryan Bulaga can return from his ankle injury. However, the team does not expect the offensive tackle to undergo surgery, instead resting a couple of weeks and re-evaluating before Week 1 of the regular season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Bulaga injured his ankle during Wednesday's practice. The veteran offensive linemen fell down to the ground and required assistance leaving the field. Within a day, the Packers ruled Bulaga out for Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos and it appears he will not return before the end of the preseason.
With Bulaga sidelined, Green Bay has two obvious replacement candidates in second-year offensive tackles Jason Spriggs and Kyle Murphy. Spriggs, a former second-round selection, has struggled during training camp and the preseason while Murphy has impressed on occasion. Accordingly, the coaching staff sent Murphy into Bulaga's spot at right tackle following the injury, but both backups rotated in with the No. 1 offense and should each receive prominent time with the starting offensive line against the Broncos.
Until Bulaga returns, the entire right side of the Packers' offensive line will feature different starters than it did a year ago. T.J. Lang, the starter at right guard in 2016, signed with the Detroit Lions in March.