Against the Rams' fearsome pass rush, Yosh Nijman will need to play even better than he did during a three-game stint earlier in the season.
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Since being the odd man out of the starting lineup for the season-opening loss to the New Orleans Saints, Jon Runyan has been the starting left guard for the past 10 games and has played 643 of a possible 648 offensive snaps.
Bakhtiari, who is coming back reconstructive knee surgery to repair a torn left ACL suffered during a Dec. 31 practice near the end of last season, once again didn’t take part in practice on Thursday, marking the third straight practice he’s missed.
Would Green Bay move Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins back to left guard and keep Yosh Nijman, who's been solid in three starts, on the end of the line?
GREEN BAY — The fourth quarter was about to start at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night and as the members of the Green Bay Packers offense made their way from one 30-yard line to the other, Davante Adams encountered Yosh Nijman.
Right tackle Billy Turner was the lone experienced player in the starting offensive line.
Without David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins will start at left tackle while veteran Billy Turner, who struggled against Tampa Bay as the Packers’ left tackle in their season-ending NFC Championship Game loss, will be back at his normal right tackle spot.
Playing nearly every preseason snap at left tackle across the team’s three preseason games, Yosh Nijman was on the field for 157 of the offense’s 176 snaps (89.2%) and showed significant improvement.
The changes in the offensive line weren’t the only adjustments to the practice rotations Monday.
Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett still is waiting for players to step up at guard.