Without David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins will start at left tackle while veteran Billy Turner, who struggled against Tampa Bay as the Packers’ left tackle in their season-ending NFC Championship Game loss, will be back at his normal right tackle spot.
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Matt LaFleur says Green Bay fans need to be re-educated about when not to make noise.
Green Bay acquired him Tuesday from the New York Giants in exchange for fellow cornerback Josh Jackson.
The changes in the offensive line weren’t the only adjustments to the practice rotations Monday.
A whopping 30 players — including the reigning NFL MVP quarterback — were held out of the lineup in the preseason opener.
Jason Wilde offers three keys for the Green Bay Packers when they open the preseason against the Houston Texans on Saturday night at Lambeau Field.
Coach Matt LaFleur says the Packers are preparing for the worst — that Bakhtiari won’t be ready for the opener — and will be happily surprised if that’s not the case.
“I learned a long time ago that I cannot approach any season with expectations of playing any position,” Turner says.
As he strode onto Ray Nitschke Field Thursday morning, Kelly did so incognito: He was wearing All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari’s No. 69 jersey, which led to more than a few double takes — given that Bakhtiari is on the physically unable to perform list and isn’t expected to return to action for awhile after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee last Dec. 31.
Until Bakhtiari's health situation is figured out, the Packers will have to experiment with a host of left tackle alternatives while also hoping \rookie second-round pick Josh Myers can step into the starting center role as planned and while sorting out a depth chart that is long on youth and short on experience behind the starting crew.