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Packers Week 15 Inactives: No Bryan Bulaga & no Kenny Clark against Bears

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The Packers will be missing a critical offensive lineman and will have no starting defensive linemen from their week one lineup active today.

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It’s officially the Jason Spriggs show today. The Green Bay Packers will start Spriggs at right tackle today against the Chicago Bears, due to the injury to regular starter Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga’s knee injury will keep him out a second straight week, and he is the biggest name on the team’s inactive list today.

Awaiting Spriggs is one of the most productive pass-rushers in the NFL this year, Khalil Mack. Mack has ten sacks on the season and he leads the league with six forced fumbles, which is one more than his previous career-high for a single season (set in 2016). That matchup should be a critically important one in this game; when the two teams met in week one, Mack was dominant in the first half but was held sackless after halftime during the Packers’ furious comeback to victory.

Also critical for the Packers is the absence of defensive tackle Kenny Clark. The lone remaining week one starting defensive lineman on the active roster, Clark was unable to practice all week with an elbow injury. He joins Bulaga on the inactives list, which will mean a heavier workload is in store for reserve players Tyler Lancaster and Montravius Adams. This will also present a difficult challenge for defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who will need to defend a physical Bears rushing attack without his best interior lineman.

Those two players were both listed on Friday’s injury report, with Bulaga listed as doubtful and Clark questionable. The other player with an injury status, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, is active and will play today. However, he missed practice all week due to a personal issue and his workload may be limited.

Tune in for the game at 12 noon central.

Packers Inactives

  • QB Tim Boyle
  • OT Bryan Bulaga
  • DT Kenny Clark
  • OLB Kendall Donnerson
  • CB Natrell Jamerson
  • OL Adam Pankey
  • OL Nico Siragusa

Bears Inactives

  • QB Tyler Bray
  • FB Michael Burton
  • OL Rashaad Coward
  • LB Kylie Fitts
  • WR Kevin White
  • DT Nick Williams
  • WR Jason Wims