10:43pm: Bulaga has signed his contract, and will earn $6.75MM per year, making the five-year pact worth $33.75MM in total, per Mortensen (Twitter link).
1:15pm: It’ll be a five-year deal worth just under $7MM per year, reports Rapoport (via Twitter).
1:01pm: Bulaga is re-signing with the Packers, sources tell Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com (Twitter link).
12:17pm: If and when a deal gets done, it should come in around the $7MM per year mark, tweets Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
11:31am: The Packers and Bulaga are getting close to an agreement, and the expectation is that the young tackle will return to Green Bay, according to Rapoport (via Twitter).
11:26am: The Packers are pushing hard to keep offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga and they’re going beyond their comfort zone for it, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Bulaga’s preference is to stay but he would need to take less that other teams are offering in order to stay in Green Bay.
Initially, Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel (on Twitter) adds, Green Bay would not consider a deal that paid $7MM annually for Bulaga. Now, with teams eyeing the lineman, including the Bills, the Packers have apparently upped the ante to a point where they can be in the mix to retain him.
Recently, two league sources told Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Bulaga is seeking a contract worth at least $7-8MM per year. The Bucs, Jaguars, and Washington were all identified as teams that have interest in the free agent, along with Buffalo.