Green Bay Packers Place Tackle Brian Bulaga on IR
Per a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have placed tackle Brian Bulaga on season-ending injured reserve (IR) and signed linebacker Vic So’oto.
Bulaga, drafted by the Packers with the 23rd pick of the 2010 NFL draft, hurt his hip in the Packers win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. As he underwent more and more tests, the speculation that the injury was possibly season-ending grew. Bulaga started every game of the Packers 2010 Super Bowl season, earning a spot on the NFL’s All-Rookie Team, and he was the youngest player to ever start in a Super Bowl at 21 years, 322 days.
Per Packers.com, So’oto, a 6-foot-3, 263-pound second-year player out of Brigham Young, played in seven games for the Packers in 2011 and appeared in four contests for the Oakland Raiders this season. He entered the league with Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on July 28, 2011.