By Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. – If the Green Bay Packers need some salary-cap space and decide to keep receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson at their current contracts, then veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga could be in trouble.
New Packers GM Brian Gutekunst wants to be more involved in free agency than his predecessor yet he has only $15.4 million in salary-cap space, according to the NFL Players Association.
The Packers could pick up $4,703,125 million on their cap if they released Bulaga. That number would jump to $6,303,125 if they designated him as a post-June 1 cut.
Bulaga, although only 28, is coming off his second ACL reconstruction and there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready for the start of this season.
While most of the talk about the Packers and any salary-cap related moves has centered around the two receivers, there has been little mention of Bulaga. The same is true from his side of things, too. Bulaga said Thursday during a radio appearance on ESPN Milwaukee that he hasn’t heard anything from the Packers as it relates to his contract or his roster status. Bulaga has two years left on a five-year, $33.75 million...