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David Bakhtiari | Tackle | #69

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (109) / GB
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Packers LT David Bakhtiari said the sprained ankle he suffered in December will require regular attention moving forward.
"It's hard when something like that changes your ankle," Bakhtiari said. "You have to be conscientious of it and make sure that if anything happens, or if you notice anything, just make sure to take care of it and not let it linger." The injury did not require surgery, but it sounds like it is something he will have to deal with for the rest of his career. Bakhtiari is entering the final year of his rookie deal. No. 48 overall pick Jason Spriggs may be Green Bay's left tackle of the future. May 26 - 8:41 AM

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Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) does not believe he will need surgery this offseason, but he did not completely rule it out.

A bad ankle injury forced Bakhtiari to miss the final two games of the regular season and the Wild Card round, and there was some concern he could be sidelined the rest of the season. "I did a lot of damage to it. Tore a few ligaments, had some widening. It’s been a mess. So thankfully I didn’t have to get surgery," Bakhtiari said. He was able to make it back for the Divisional Round loss but was still in a considerable amount of pain. Even if he needs surgery, Bakhtiari should be ready for training camp.
Jan 18 - 12:09 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Cardinals.

Bakhtiari didn't practice on Friday but it looks like he was just getting a breather. He'll be good to go on Saturday. J.C. Tretter got the start in his place last week against the Redskins.
Jan 15 - 2:40 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday.

Bakhtiari is on track to return after missing the Wild Card round. J.C. Tretter will make another start on the blindside if Bakhtiari can't suit up against the Cardinals.
Jan 14 - 1:15 PM

Packers declared LT David Bakhtiari, QB Brett Hundley, CB Sam Shields, OG Josh Walker, TE Justin Perillo, TE Kennard Backman and LB Jayrone Elliott inactive for the Wild Card round against the Redskins.

An already dysfunctional offense will be without its blindside protector for the biggest game of the year. Don Barclay is filling in. The deck is stacked against Aaron Rodgers, who will need a monumental personal effort to advance the Packers to the Divisional Round.
Jan 10 - 3:18 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card Round at Washington.

Aaron Rodgers' blind-side protector is shaping up as a game-time decision after practicing on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. Although it was not "full," Bakhtiari's ability to turn in consecutive days of practice suggests he'll give it a go against the Skins. Don Barclay is Bakhtiari's backup.
Jan 8 - 4:10 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

It’s a concern after Bakhtiari missed last week’s NFC North title. The Packers were forced to start Josh Sitton at left tackle, leading to five sacks. Bakhtiari needs to get in at least one practice to return for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 6 - 5:21 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) is inactive for Week 17 against the Vikings.

It's a huge pass-protection downgrade, leaving Josh Sitton to start at left tackle. The Packers could be forced to go more run-heavy to protect Aaron Rodgers. The rest of Green Bay's inactives are QB Brett Hundley, CB LaDarius Gunter, CB Sam Shields, OG Josh Walker, TE Justin Perillo, and LB Jayrone Elliott.
Jan 3 - 7:06 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Vikings.

Bakhtiari got in a limited practice Friday, and coach Mike McCarthy said he will give him "every chance to play" Sunday night. Don Barclay was a disaster in Bakhtiari's place last week, surrendering four sacks and getting beaten repeatedly by Dwight Freeney and Calais Campbell. The Vikings have nine sacks in the last two weeks, and they would be very likely to add several sacks to that total if Bakhtiari sits Sunday night.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 10:33 AM

Packers declared LT David Bakhtiari, QB Brett Hundley, CB Sam Shields, LB Any Mulumba, TE Justin Perillo, TE Kennard Backman, and LB Jayrone Elliott inactive for Week 16 against the Cardinals.

Bakhtiari went down with an ankle injury early in the Week 15 win over Oakland.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 16 due to an ankle injury.

It's a big loss against the blitz-heavy Cardinals; Bakhtiari is PFF's No. 10 pass-blocking tackle among 74 qualifiers. His replacement is Don Barclay, who is 64th in the same category. On paper, Green Bay-Arizona would seem to have shootout possibilities pitting Aaron Rodgers against Carson Palmer. We're skeptical the Packers will be able to hold up their end of the bargain.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari exited Week 10 against the Lions with a knee injury.

Bakhtiari rode the cart to the locker room after walking off the field at the end of a fourth-quarter pass. He had spent time on the training table earlier in the game with a knee issue. He is questionable to return. Don Barclay replaced Bakhtiari at left tackle.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Packers second-year LT David Bakhtiari added close to ten pounds of muscle in the offseason.

Coach Mike McCarthy has also now committed to Bakhtiari as his starting left tackle. Measuring in at 6'4/300 last season, Bakhtiari struggled with the bull rush and as a run blocker. The added strength should help in both areas. Bryan Bulaga is the right tackle. Derek Sherrod will be the Packers' swing tackle.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 08:58:00 AM

The Packers aren't committing to David Bakhtiari as their 2014 left tackle.

"I don't have an answer for you right now," was coach Mike McCarthy's response when asked who would be his left tackle next season. A fourth-round rookie initially projected to play guard, injuries forced Bakhtiari into a year-long starting role on Aaron Rodgers' blindside. He did not fare well in Pro Football Focus' ratings, grading out as a bottom-16 tackle. Of course, that could be considered a victory. RT Bryan Bulaga is a candidate to shift to the blindside, though it would be a daunting move. Bulaga missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL, and manned the right side the first three years of his career. 2011 first-rounder Derek Sherrod doesn't appear to be an option.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari suffered a concussion in the second half of Sunday's Wild Card game.

He's obviously done for the day, and has been replaced by Marshall Newhouse. A fourth-round pick out of Colorado, Bakhtiari was generally projected to guard by draftniks but wound up starting all 17 Packers games at left tackle.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 07:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Marquise Williams
4Joe Callahan
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3John Crockett
4Don Jackson
5Brandon Burks
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Ty Montgomery
4Jamel Johnson
5Geronimo Allison
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Trevor Davis
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Josh James
4Lucas Patrick
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
3Jacob Flores
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
3Vince Kowalski
4Matt Rotheram
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Don Barclay
3Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby