Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 18th, 2014

Rodgers would probably let you hit the ground during trust falls... - Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It's team-bonding time at Packers minicamp.

I'm sure many of you have endured various forms of team-building group activities at work (Tex makes us do trust falls, and Brendan NEVER catches you...). For the Packers, these exercises are a little more fun.

With that in mind, here are today's cheese curds:

As expected, Packers cancel practice in favor of team bonding - ESPN Wisconsin

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy cancels a minicamp practice every year for some type of non-football activity that he hopes will bring his players together. In past year's that's included dodgeball and skeet shooting. McCarthy didn't reveal what the team would do this time, but it could be anything from laser tag to acrylic painting (though probably not acrylic painting).

Packers are high on Jamari Lattimore...but Brad Jones is still the starter - JS Online

It's important not to read too much into OTA/minicamp depth charts and practice developments. While Jamari Lattimore played ahead of Brad Jones in yesterday's open practice, it does not mean that Jones' job is in jeopardy. Linebackers coach Winston Moss was quick to defend him when asked after practice, and the team certainly believes Jones will live up to the extension he signed after the 2012 season. Until Lattimore plays ahead of Jones deep into training camp, this falls into the "nothing to see here" category.

Aaron Rodgers: 'Big Manziel fan' - ESPN

It may surprise some people that Aaron Rodgers, someone who's personality likely shares little similarity with that of Johnny Manziel, really supports and believes in the Heisman trophy winner. However, if you examine how they play, there are certainly some parallels.

New Packers Pro Shop to open July 17 - Green Bay Press-Gazette

In the few times I've been inside the Packers Pro Shop, it seems pretty huge to me. Apparently it'll be even bigger in just under a month. Many of you will have angry wallets as a result.

Bitcoin steps in as new college bowl sponsor - NFL.com

I suppose this is a step up from the game's old name, the "Beef O'Brady's Bowl."

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor at various publications. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.
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