November 28, 2014

Bulaga out for the season with hip injury

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said right tackle Bryan Bulaga

TJ Lang

suffered a significant hip injury in the win over Arizona over a week ago.  Monday, Bulaga was placed on injured reserve.

That means T.J. Lang will close the season at right tackle and Evan Dietrich-Smith will finish out at left guard.  It also means both Don Barclay and Greg Van Roten, a pair of undrafted rookies, are an injury away from being forced to play as well.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy on his backup lineman, Don Barclay and Greg Van Roten :20

The Packers have now placed seven players on injured reserve this season, Cedric Benson, Desmond Bishop, Bryan Bulaga, Johnny Jones, Nick Perry, Brandon Saine and D.J. Smith.  Of that group, Cedric Benson is the only player eligible to return before the end of the season.