Offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga was one of four players placed on injured reserve by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, officially ending his season.
In addition to Bulaga, running back DuJuan Harris, rookie wide receiver Kevin Dorsey and rookie linebacker Jarvis Reed were placed on injured reserve.
None of the four are eligible to return at any point during the regular season. In order to be the one player designated for return, that player needs to be on the team’s 53-man roster to start the season.
The Packers made nine roster transactions in total on Tuesday as they got down to the 75-man roster limit mandated by the NFL.
Four other players were transferred from the active to the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list: offensive lineman Derek Sherrod, defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, safety Sean Richardson and offensive lineman J.C. Tretter.
Players on the PUP list are not eligible to practice for the six weeks of the regular season, although they will be able to attend meetings.
As part of new rules for the PUP list starting this season there is a 21-day window from Weeks 7 through 11 in which the player can practice without counting against the 53.
Last season, both Sherrod and tight end Andrew Quarless were originally placed on the PUP list where they remained after being shut down.
Kicker Zach Ramirez was the only player released by the Packers.
The designated for return label is still in play for the players still on the 75-man roster. Safety Morgan Burnett or cornerback Casey Hayward could be candidates depending upon the severity of their injuries.
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