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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 10, 2014

The Packers take the field again today for their last open practice of OTAs.

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It's Tuesday, which in the span of late May to early June means that the Green Bay Packers are back on the practice field. Today they kick off the third and final week of OTAs with an open practice, and once again our Aron Yohannes will be in attendance. This week will be a four-day week for the Packers, unlike the three-day OTA sessions the past two weeks.

One player who will not be practicing fully with the team is linebacker Clay Matthews, who is still allowing his injured thumb to finish recovering before starting on-field work.

Today's curds revolve around the Packers' defense, both past and present, and a primary theme here is players recovering from injuries that kept them off the field or limited them over the past few years. Take a spin through the links, then join us back here this afternoon as we update you on the major events from practice.

Williams up to speed with retooled defense | Packersnews
Tramon Williams on his nagging shoulder injury: "That's my first time ever going through a phase like that of being injured but still play through it...But once I get healthy, man, the sky is the limit to what I can do."

More from Grand Chute: Mason Crosby on approach, Chris Banjo on competition - JSOnline
Crosby sounds confident coming off his best season, and Banjo expects a tough fight once again to make the roster out of training camp.

Aaron Rodgers' window open wider than ever before |
You know Vic is having a rough week with his mailbag when he christens it "Lighten Up and Have Some Fun" week.

A well-deserved honor for Fritz Shurmur - ESPN
Packers fans everywhere miss you, Fritz, for your impact both on and off the field.

Watching and Waiting | ESPN Wisconsin
Even though the third week of OTAs kicks off today, it doesn't appear that Clay Matthews will be participating yet.

Datone Jones Feels "100 Times Better" Than Last Year | Cheesehead TV
Last year's first-round pick apparently blasted the theme to Rocky while he worked out in the snow in Green Bay. However, we cannot confirm whether or not he climbed to the top of Rib Mountain and shouted "DRAGO!!!!"