Packers replace Bulaga with familiar face

Evan Heffelfinger
March 16, 2020 - 10:43 am

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The Packers have found their replacement for longtime tackle Bryan Bulaga, someone sitting right in their back yard. The Packers and West Allis native Ricky Wagner have agreed to a two year, $11 million base deal, first reported by Ian Rapaport:

The deal is a homecoming for Wagner, who played his high school ball at Nathan Hale and went to college at Wisconsin. Wagner, 30, was drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 draft by the Ravens. He spent four years in Baltimore before playing the last three seasons in Detroit. 

Last Friday the Lions cut Wagner to save some cap space, and it didn't take long for the Packers and Wagner to reach an agreement. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle has the terms:

The move all but shuts the door on Bryan Bulaga's return to the Packers. The nine year vet was expected to get contract offers for about $12 million a year.

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