Pregame warmup: Derek Sherrod to start at RT

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 14, 2014 – 2:00 pm

GREEN BAY — The Packers have announced that RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the New York Jets, which gives the starting nod to Derek Sherrod.

Bulaga injured his knee in the second quarter of last Thursday’s opener in Seattle and was limited in practice all week. Sherrod gave up two critical sacks to the Seahawks in Bulaga’s place and has been talked about all week as a player who needs to perform better.

Elsewhere on the injury front, LB Jamari Lattimore will start in place of the injured Brad Jones (quad). That news was known on Friday. For more on Lattimore, you can check out this story.

For the Jets, CB Dee Milliner, who missed New York’s opener with Oakland due to an ankle injury, is active for today’s game but not starting. CB Darrin Walls is starting in Milliner’s place. Milliner is a former college secondary mate at Alabama of Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Season debut: Packers TE Brandon Bostick missed the final weeks of training camp and last week’s opener in Seattle with a leg injury, but he is active and expected to make his 2014 debut.

Bostick had been practicing as the starting TE in training camp before he got hurt and is the Packers’ best option at the position for stretching the field. He had just started to consistently produce last year when a foot injury ended his season prematurely.

NFC North status: As this is posted, the Lions (1-0) have a narrow lead in their game against the Panthers and the Vikings (1-0) are trailing the Patriots in the second half. Should both the Lions and Vikings lose, the Packers could pull into a tie for first place with a win. The Bears (0-1) play later Sunday at San Francisco.

(Update: Both the Lions and Vikings have lost.)

The Packers travel to Detroit and Chicago the next two weeks for two of their three division road games on the season.

Bouncing back: The last two years, the Packers have lost their season opener and come back to post a win in Week 2 and get to 1-1. For more on the Packers’ history in Week 2 with Mike McCarthy as head coach, click here.

Weather update: Temperatures are in the low 60s in Green Bay today under sunny skies, and it’s expected to remain that way throughout the game. Winds are 12-14 mph and there is no chance of rain, according to the forecast.

 


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