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Coincidentally, Spriggs was viewed as a potential Bryan Bulaga replacement when he was drafted in 2016. That didn’t turn out to be the case as Bulaga continued his excellent career in Green Bay.
Bulaga was a first-round pick by the Packers in 2010. He immediately made a difference, starting 12 games as a rookie and helping the team on their Super Bowl run.
He would end up starting 111 regular season games with the Packers. At his best, Bulaga was one of the best pass-protectors in the league. The Packers knew they could place Bulaga on an island without any help, knowing he would win one-on-one more often than not.
Injuries were the only issue for Bulaga throughout his career. He suffered two ACL tears during his time in Green Bay and only twice suited up for all 16 regular season games.
After spending a decade in Green Bay, Bulaga signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. Unfortunately, injuries were again an issue. Bulaga missed six games in 2020, then only featured in one game during the 2021 season. The Chargers released Bulaga this offseason.
Bulaga turned 33 this offseason. Given his long injury history, he may have played his final snap in the NFL. If that turns out to be the case, what an incredible career he had.