By Zach Kruse
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who is still recovering from ACL surgery, told ESPN Milwaukee that he isn’t expecting to be released this offseason.
It was all quiet on that front at the NFL combine this past weekend, a comforting sign for Bulaga.
From Jason Wilde:
Bulaga, 28, played in only five games last season after first dealing with a high ankle sprain and then tearing his ACL in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
He is due to count $7.9 million on the team’s 2018 salary cap next season. The Packers would gain only $4.7 million by releasing or trading him before June 1, with a dead cap charge of $3.2 million.
Bulaga was reliable and one of the NFL’s top right tackles over a three-year stretch from 2014-16. He played in 43 out of 48 regular-season games and joined with David Bakhtiari to provide Aaron Rodgers a top pair of offensive tackles.
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However, major lower body injuries are piling up for Bulaga, who has missed significant time during his NFL career with two ACL injuries and a fractured...