Will Clifton’s knees hold up? : Packers Insider

Will Clifton’s knees hold up?

September 19, 2010 by  
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Sept 19, 2010 ~ by Greg A Bedard

~Probably the biggest lingering question after the Packers’ impressive 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday is what the Packers will do at left tackle going forward.

Veteran Chad Clifton was removed halfway through the second quarter in favor of first-round pick Bryan Bulaga.

Veteran LT Chad Clifton was bothered by a sore knee Sunday against Buffalo, and was replaced in the second quarter by rookie Bryan Bulaga. Next week, Julius Peppers will be coming from that side after Rodgers.

Officially, it was a coach’s decision with an injury factor (Clifton had knee swelling all week). But there’s little doubt Clifton struggled for the second-straight week and Bulaga appeared to do a solid job when he was inserted into the lineup.

“Chad Clifton, you know, did not practice twice this week,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “He has an issue with his knee. It just didn’t look like he was fully recovered so I thought it was important to get Bryan in there.”

McCarthy didn’t close the door when asked if the switch could be permanent.

He didn’t look good today so…He didn’t look like he was healthy,” McCarthy said. “He struggled last week through the Philadelphia game. We’ll assess it in the morning and set our plan for next week.”

McCarthy did praise Bulaga.

“From the production that we accomplished in the second half, I’d say he played pretty well,” McCarthy said.    Rest of story here

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