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Lane Taylor acknowledged that he struggled at times last season and admitted a host of injuries factored into his performance.

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GREEN BAY — It’s hard to imagine a more blatant way to send a message to a professional football player that their starting job isn’t secure than what the Green Bay Packers did to veteran left guard Lane Taylor on Thursday night.

Coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst held a whopping 16 of their 22 presumed starters out of their 28-26 preseason-opening victory over the Houston Texans — having deemed them too important to the team’s 2019 chances to risk their health by playing them.

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This article originally ran on madison.com.

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