Significant injuries are starting to pile up for the Green Bay Packers.
Now, the National Football Post is reporting that the Packers are bracing for a long absence by right tackle Mark Tauscher, who hasn't practiced the past two days because of a shoulder injury suffered last Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Tauscher seems highly doubtful to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins, and his long-term status will be determined soon.
We spent part of the offseason discussing the Packers' renewed commitment to offensive line depth, and while losing Tauscher would be a harsh blow, the Packers have a better backup plan than they had last year. They have been working No. 1 draft pick Bryan Bulaga at both tackle positions, and T.J. Lang is another option to replace Tauscher this weekend. As always, stay tuned.