Tough reports coming out of Green Bay this morning that T Brian Bulaga -- the Packers' first-round draft choice out of Iowa in 2010 -- is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinal wrote per a source that the team's medical staff has diagnosed Bulaga with the season-ending injury.
This would be a difficult pill to swallow for the Packers who have already been without 2011's first-round draft choice, T Derek Sherrod, since he suffered a leg injury in December of 2011.
Bulaga had just been moved from right to left tackle in May.
Said Packers.com writer Vic Ketchman earlier today, "Bulaga was the key player in the offensive line flip-flop. He was having a great camp and the flip-flop appeared to be genius. If he’s lost, it’s a blow."
According to McGinn, the Packers will move fourth-round draft choice David Bakhtiari into the lineup to replace Bulaga.
The Packers allowed 51 sacks in 2012, second-highest in the NFL behind the Arizona Cardinals (58).
OTHER NFC NORTH HEADLINES:
- WR Greg Jennings looks ahead to his first preseason game with the Minnesota Vikings including his relationship with QB Christian Ponder, familiarity with the Vikings' offense and why he chose No. 15 over No. 85, which he wore in Green Bay.
- The Minneapolis Star-Tribune posted that Ponder had a solid practice Saturday night, completing 4-of-4 with touchdown passes to Jennings and Stephen Burton during an 11-on-11 red zone drill.
- Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom questions whether QB Jay Cutler is really spreading the ball around in the Bears' West Coast system.
- Bears' WR Brandon Marshall said late last week that the offense is clicking the first week of training camp.