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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 16, 2014

The Packers' rookie minicamp kicks off today.

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Micah Hyde at the Packers' 2013 rookie camp
Micah Hyde at the Packers' 2013 rookie camp
Mike McGinnis

Football season is here!

Well, kinda. Sorta. Not really. But still, the Packers now have a full roster and the team is taking the practice field for the first formal time today! Well, it's not the whole team, just the rookies.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that the Packers' rookie camp starts today and goes through the weekend, and the coaching staff will get its first look at its new charges - all 22 of them. In the meantime, enjoy today's curds as we get you ready for more news about the rookies yet to come later today.

Packers set OTA/minicamp dates open to public | Packersnews
The Packers' rookie camp starts today, but it's not open to the public. The team will have OTA practices open for fans to watch on May 29th, June 3rd, and June 10th.

Packers sign WR Jeff Janis, cut CB James Nixon | Packersnews
We'll have more on the Janis signing a little later, but the news I want to communicate here is that Nixon was cut - and with a failed physical designation.

McCray twins are no longer on identical path | JSOnline
This is fascinating - Jordan and Justin McCray were Blake Bortles' left and right guard at UCF and have played together since high school. They're separated by 1/4-inch of height, 1 pound, and 1/8-inch in hand length. But now Jordan is a Packer and Justin is a Tennessee Titan.

McCarthy: Finley 'doing everything and beyond to get himself ready' | ESPN Wisconsin
Big Mac also said that "In my mind (Finley) is a Green Bay Packer - hopefully."

Herb Adderley sounds off on Lombardi-era Packers |
The Hall of Famer has some great thoughts about his influences, coaches, and teammates back in the Golden Era of Packers football.

Josh McCown's infatuation with tall receivers led Buccaneers to draft Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins -
Apparently Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery made an impression on the veteran QB during his time in Chicago.

Aaron Hernandez indicted on two counts of first-degree murder - SBNation