Packers: 5 position battles to watch at training camp 2020

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Right tackle

When the Packers let Bryan Bulaga walk, many across the NFL were surprised. When healthy, Bulaga was one of the best right tackles in the game. But injuries and age played a factor and the team let him go to go and will now hope they have a suitable replacement.

Signing Ricky Wagner was a good move that ensures there is a veteran option available. Wagner was let go by the rival Lions after signing a lucrative contract prior to the 2017 season.

A ready-made replacement may be Billy Turner. Turner has experience as a right tackle and oddly enough after having the guard distinction on the team website, Turner is now listed as a guard/tackle.

Wagner’s contract isn’t overly restrictive so it wouldn’t be a big deal if he is cut or stays on as a backup this year. So the Packers can and should stick with the best option here and not just hand Wagner the job.

Lane Taylor restructured his contract back in May and is still on the roster. If he can return to the form that made Josh Sitton expendable, the Packers could move Turner over without a worry and still keep Wagner as insurance.

The dark horse in the battle will be Alex Light. Light has been on the Packers roster for the past two seasons and has made strides each year. If Light can put it all together this season, he might be the best option not just for 2020 but beyond.