Green Bay Packers: Top 5 training camp position battles

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2. Right tackle

There is a real doubt that starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga will be ready for the start of the regular season. As he continues to recover from a torn ACL, the Packers will need someone to step in on the right side of the offensive line in the season opener.

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There will also be a competition for the starting job at right guard, although Justin McCray is the clear choice to be named the starter this summer. There is less certainty at tackle.

The Packers signed Byron Bell this offseason. Bell brings experience to Green Bay. He has played with the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He could be the choice to start at right tackle in Week 1.

Bell will have competition from Jason Spriggs, who is also returning from injury. Spriggs will need to show improvements this summer to have a chance of earning a starting job. The same goes for Kyle Murphy, who will also compete for the spot.

The left side of the Packers’ offensive line is set with All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and left guard Lane Taylor. Corey Linsley will continue to offer consistency at center. But there are some real question marks along the right side of the line. The right tackle spot will probably be open for the start of the season as Bulaga works his way back from injury.

It’s a training camp battle to watch this July.