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Monday Morning Green Bay Packers, NFL News And Links: Softball Games, The CFL, And Hard Knocks

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It's Monday morning and the NFL lockout has been in place for infinity days. While you were out getting into shenanigans this weekend, Ahman Green got bounced out of the CFL, Donald Driver organized a softball game, and the Chicago Bears turned down HBO's Hard Knocks. Here are your Green Bay Packers and NFL news and links for Monday, June 6, 2011.

Opened Books: Packers Financials, Facts, And What They Mean | Total Packers

The Green Bay Packers are the only team in the NFL to annually open their books. Here's how that information applies to the NFL, the players and what it means about the NFL lockout.

Point of Veau: Super Bowl Ring Ceremony Deserves To Be Private | Cheesehead TV

The Packers have done their fair share to involve fans in celebrating the Super Bowl XLV victory. There's nothing wrong with a single, small-scale, formal ceremony.

Green Bay Packers news | CFL’s Alouettes cut former Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green | Green Bay Press Gazette

Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green has been cut by the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes after he showed up to training camp with a hamstring injury. 

Rookies Meet Teammates For First Time | Cheesehead TV

Rookies Davon House, D.J. Williams, Ricky Elmore and D.J. Smith got to meet many of their veteran teammates on the Packers for the first time.

What's going on around SB Nation after the jump

Game film: Reviewing all of DeSean Jackson's 'drops' - Bleeding Green Nation

A couple weeks ago, Pro Football Focus came out with a report on the "drop percentages" of NFL wide receivers, and DeSean Jackson finished dead last in the league, with a scary-high drop percentage of 19.67%, on 12 drops. I've always been skeptical of PFF and their rating system, which ranks DeSean Jackson as the 104th best receiver in the NFL.

The Viking Veterans Are So Good, They Don't Need To Practice - Daily Norseman

Good news if you're a Packer fan.

Don't expect the Bears on HBO's "Hard Knocks" - Windy City Gridiron

Bad news if you're a Packer fan.

Contract Years Looming For A Number Of Cowboys - Blogging The Boys

The Cowboys currently have 15 players on the roster whose contracts expire after the end of this season.