Packers Left Tackle a Surprise Inactive for Week 7

The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their most established leaders and veterans on offense in Week 7. After logging limited practices all week, left tackle David Bakhtiari was shockingly declared out this morning for Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders due to an ailing knee. Bakhtiari was downgraded to questionable on Saturday after initially not being listed on the team's final Friday injury report. Bakhtiari appears to still be suffering the lingering effects of a devastating knee injury suffered in December of 2020. He has appeared in a mere 226 snaps since the injury.

Bakhtiari's sudden unavailability doesn't bode well for his long-term prospects. The team has been patient as well as creative as he continues his extended rehab, even going so far as allowing him to alternate drives with backup Yosuah Nijman.

Bakhtiari is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro with the Packers and was perhaps the league's best left tackle at the peak of his powers. He earned a massive four-year, $92 million extension with the Packers in 2020 that at the time made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. Unfortunately for the Packers, he suffered the troublesome knee injury only a few weeks later.

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