GREEN BAY — Packers RT Bryan Bulaga is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets due to his knee injury, while LB Brad Jones is out. Those designations were made on the final injury report announced Friday.
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Bulaga was “sore” in his medical exam on Friday, which was to be expected following two days of limited practice. The coaching and medical staffs will see how much work Bulaga is able to do in Saturday’s practice and then make a final decision.
“He needs to go out and be able to do the ‘move the ball’ segment, to go through and sustain a drive,” McCarthy said. “That’s usually what you’re looking for when you have someone coming off that type of injury.”
If Bulaga is unable to play, Derek Sherrod would take his place. Sherrod is coming off a rough game last week in Seattle, when he came off the bench following Bulaga’s injury.
“I have confidence in our plan and he’s part of it,” McCarthy said of Sherrod. “He’s getting better in practice. There are distinct things he needs to continue to work on, and he’s doing that. I have a lot of confidence in Derek.”
Jones hasn’t practiced all week due to a quad injury and will not play. LBs Jamari Lattimore and Sam Barrington are his backups. Lattimore has filled in for Jones due to injuries in the past, and McCarthy talked about how Lattimore’s career has progressed from strictly special teams early to a more regular role.
“Jamari is heck of a football player, with great passion,” McCarthy said. “He brings a lot to the table.”
Packers.com will have more later in the day following locker room interviews.
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