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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 20, 2014

Think the Colt Lyerla hype would die down now that he's signed? Think again.

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Packers' DL Khyri Thornton, who signed his contract over the weekend.
Packers' DL Khyri Thornton, who signed his contract over the weekend.
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The big news story coming out of the Green Bay Packers' rookie camp this past weekend is the signing of tight end Colt Lyerla, fresh off his tryout. If you thought that would be the last you'd hear about it until OTAs, you're dead wrong. The Packers media is breaking down the signing from every angle imaginable, while we are in general content to wait and see what he does in OTAs and beyond.

Aside from the Lyerla news, there are quite a few big things going on during the NFL Owners' Meetings as well, including picking a site for another Super Bowl, discussing the possibility of expanding the playoffs, and more. That's also included in today's curds. Enjoy!

What the scouts are saying about Colt Lyerla | JSOnline
Here's what a few NFL scouts said about the new Packer tight end before the draft. Not suprisingly, most thought that Ted Thompson wouldn't touch him.

Packers rookie Richard Rodgers Jr. learned football from dad | JSOnline
Rodgers' dad is the Carolina Panthers' special teams coach and is a perfectionist when it comes to his son's play.

Lombardi trophies make temporary move to Neville | Packersnews
The trophies as well as most of the Packers Hall of Fame items will be on display at the Public Museum instead of at Lambeau Field during renovations.

Brandon Marshall's deal could help Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson - ESPN
Our caveat will remain in place - Victor Cruz's contract is a much better comparison for Randall Cobb, since slot receivers are paid differently from outside receivers.

Packers sign third-round pick Thornton - ESPN
A bit lost in the hype of Colt Lyerla's signing yesterday was the news that Khyri Thornton has signed his rookie deal, which gives him over $560,000 in signing bonus money.

NFL Sunday Ticket package at the heart of $48.5 billion AT&T, DirecTV merger -
If the league doesn't renew Sunday Ticket with DirecTV, AT&T can back out of the merger. Wow. This could make U-Verse subscribers very happy, though.

2014 NFL owners meeting agenda includes rule changes, Super Bowl locations and Donald Sterling -
And also Jim Irsay not discussing his personal issues at all.

Quotable: NFLPA says it needs to be consulted in expanded playoffs decision -
In the words of former Packers executive Andrew Brandt: "There will be lawyers."