Packers: 5 biggest needs on the roster entering offseason

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Davon House /
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5. Tackle

The Packers have felt the consequences of lacking depth at tackle. Injuries piled up along the line this season, and general manager Brian Gutekunst should look to add more talent at the position.

Bryan Bulaga, one of the league’s premier right tackles when healthy, has been hit by injuries throughout his career. The 28-year-old tore his ACL in November and could miss the start of the 2018 season. His long history of knee injuries is particularly concerning.

Backup Jason Spriggs also went down, suffering a dislocated knee late in the season. He’s expected to return in time for OTAs, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, but the injury is still a concern.

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Spriggs was underwhelming when healthy, and hasn’t yet lived up to expectations after the Packers traded up in the second round to get him.

Green Bay has a two-time All-Pro at left tackle in David Bakhtiari, but injuries add uncertainty on the right side. The Packers must also add more depth behind the starters, something they lost when JC Tretter left in free agency last spring.

While tackle isn’t a major need for the Packers, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Injuries are common along the line, and we’ve all seen what happens when the team’s lack of depth is exposed. Urgency: Moderate