BBAO: Bryan Bulaga making run at LG

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Among the many interesting angles playing out in these final weeks of August is the short-term future of the Green Bay Packers' first-round draft pick, offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga. Whereas many of us figured he was due for a so-called redshirt year behind left tackle Chad Clifton, there is growing anticipation that he could beat out left guard Daryn Colledge for a Week 1 starting job.

Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com writes that Bulaga will get "every opportunity" to win the job. You figure the Packers' coaches wouldn't have subjected him to learning a second position if they thought he was a long shot to play there. This has the feeling of a job coaches want a player to win, and you know how that goes.

Bulaga: "Like I've said this entire time, none of these guys come here to play behind someone. Everyone wants to be on the field and play. That's what makes a team great: Guys push each other to get competition. It feels good to have an opportunity to get on the field and win a job, and if I don't, then I wasn't the best guy for the spot and that's just the way it's going to be."

Look for Bulaga to get first-team work at left guard in Saturday night's preseason game at Seattle.

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