Packers: Bryan Bulaga returns to practice ahead of Week 13

Bryan Bulaga returned to practice on Thursday, but Darnell Savage was added to the injury report.

There was good news for the Green Bay Packers offense during Thursday’s practice. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga left last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a knee injury and was unable to return, but he was back at practice on Thursday.

According to the Packers’ injury report, Bulaga was limited at practice after not participating on Wednesday. That’s an encouraging sign ahead of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

However, rookie safety Darnell Savage was added to the injury report on Thursday with a back injury. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious and he’ll be ready to go against the Giants.

Tight end Jimmy Graham and safety Will Redmond also returned to practice on Thursday. They were both limited. Another good sign for this weekend.

Getting Bulaga back this week would be a huge boost for the offense. They missed him once he left the game last week against the 49ers. Backup tackle Alex Light struggled. Even if Bulaga isn’t able to go this weekend, the fact he’s back at practice is a positive sign and hopefully means he’ll be back on the field sooner rather than later.

Not much changed on the injury report for the Giants. Wide receiver Golden Tate and tight end Evan Engram remained out of practice, which is perhaps an indication they won’t be available in Sunday’s game. As ever, Friday’s injury report will give us a good idea of who is looking likely to play, and who won’t be available.

Bulaga might be listed as questionable if there’s a chance he can play, but the Packers shouldn’t rush him back. They’ll need him late in the season, particularly in a run of three division games, and then in the playoffs if they make it.

But it’s great news that he was able to return to practice on Thursday.

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