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Tuesday Cheese Curds: David Bakhtiari is still ready to work

The Packers’ left tackle is one of just three players on the roster over the age of 30.

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One of the best and worst things about sports is the passage of time. We get to watch players grow and develop and reach their potential, and then we have to watch as the inevitable end comes, often accompanied by a precipitous decline.

And even if a player doesn’t fade into retirement via diminishing talents, the end still comes, either with the Packers or, just as often, with some other team. We saw it with Brett Favre. We’re seeing it now with Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers. David Bakhtiari could be next on the list.

Even if he doesn’t ride off into the sunset elsewhere, Bakhtiari’s story is closer to the end than the beginning. Much closer. But doesn’t it seem like yesterday he was the fresh-faced fourth-round pick stepping in for Bryan Bulaga after that fateful torn ACL on Family Night?

Time comes for us all, and even if the end isn’t quite here for Bakhtiari, he’s certainly insight of the clubhouse on the back nine of his career.

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Bakhtiari still has good football left. He showed that much at least last year, even as he battled injuries and a faulty appendix.

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This guy has used up all 25 of his second chances.