Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 5, 2014

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The Packers have set the date for their annual Family Night, and a rival team locks up a quarterback for several years.

One of the best nights of the Green Bay Packers' training camp has been nailed down, as the team's Family Night is officially set. Meanwhile, today marks the final practice of the team's second round of OTAs, though it will be closed to the public and media, and the team will resume again next Tuesday, June 10th.

As for other news, there's another big quarterback contract in the NFL, and one that may make Packers fans cringe a bit. Still, there's no doubt that we would rather have Aaron Rodgers on his deal than Colin Kaepernick on that one. On to the curds!

'Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health,' set for Saturday, Aug. 2 | Packers.com
Get this on your calendars, Packers fans - tickets are ten bucks and will go on sale on June 23rd. However, this year's activities will not include a scrimmage like in years past, but just a standard practice session under the lights at Lambeau Field.

Packers aren't hitting much during OTAs | JSOnline
Thanks to the CBA, there's little to no real contact allowed during OTA practices. It's not hard to infer from some of the players' comments that it's tough to play full speed but not hit your opponent.

More expected from Datone Jones in Year 2 - ESPN
He may not admit it, but I'm certain that Jones' ankle injury played a big part in his ineffectiveness last season.

Back where he belongs | ESPN Wisconsin
Here's another piece on Matt Flynn's return to Green Bay, but the caveat remains that he'll need to earn his job all over again this year with Scott Tolzien hot on his heels.

Ranking NFL stadiums by their names | This Given Sunday
Lambeau Field is number one, because obvious things are obvious.

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers agree to contract extension - SBNation.com
We'll break this down further later today, but it appears that the new deal is for an extra six years and adds $126 million in new money. Like any NFL contract, however, it is not what it seems, and we'll get into that soon.

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