“The moment’s never too big for him,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur says of Elgton Jenkins.
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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.
Playing nearly every preseason snap at left tackle across the team’s three preseason games, Yosh Nijman was on the field for 157 of the offense’s 176 snaps (89.2%) and showed significant improvement.
The changes in the offensive line weren’t the only adjustments to the practice rotations Monday.
Funchess, who publicly apologized early Sunday morning via social media, met with Brian Gutekunst in the aftermath of the remark and the GM said Sunday that the team does not plan to release Funchess “at the moment” while also condemning what Funchess said.
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.