Concerns over Chad Clifton’s health may open door for Bryan Bulaga’s first start : Packers Insider

Concerns over Chad Clifton’s health may open door for Bryan Bulaga’s first start

September 21, 2010 by  
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Sept 21, 2010 ~ by Rob Demovsky

~Everyone say it together: Chad Clifton is the Green Bay Packers’ starting left tackle.

That was the company line on Monday, a day after the 11-year veteran was taken out of Sunday’s 34-7 win over Buffalo midway through the second quarter. From coach Mike McCarthy to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to offensive line coach James Campen, the message was the same.

Yet the reality is Clifton was removed because his sore knees wouldn’t allow him to play up to standards, and at this point, there’s reason to think the 34-year-old won’t be markedly better by the time the Packers hit Soldier Field on Monday night to play the Chicago Bears.

“The medical staff has a lot of history with Chad, and when we get him to the point where we feel he’s ready to go, he’ll go,” McCarthy said. “He’s our starting left tackle. He’s battling through a rough spot now medically.”

The Packers don’t appear inclined to put Clifton back in a game until his knee problems improve dramatically. Whether that will require surgery or rest hasn’t been determined.

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