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

Turns out the Packers have more quality pass catchers than they can use.

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We're at the point in the offseason where pundits and fans alike start debating which position group or groups possess such a surplus of talent that their team needs to keep an extra player or two there. The Packers appear very likely to have such a dilemma at tight end and wide receiver.

With Finley out, group works to fill gap - JS Online

While Mike McCarthy may not be ready to move on from Jermichael Finley, the Packers' tight ends sure have. As Jake Stoneburner succinctly put it, "I love him to death. But he's not here. It's hard to say if he's going to be back." Barring a Finley return, the team plans to rely on a committee approach. That methodology has worked wonders for the wide receiver group. Speaking of which...

Packers returning backup WRs have a lot of competition - Green Bay Press-Gazette

It was no secret that wide receiver would feature one of the toughest competitions of training camp and the preseason. After all, Ted Thompson took three wide receivers (including one with his second-round pick). What's making this position battle even more intriguing is the development of Chris Harper, a former fourth rounder picked off the waiver wire during the 2013 season. Inevitably, some will be disappointed when the Packers let go of their preferred developmental pass catcher. However, it seems highly unlikely that anyone will have a problem with the receiving corps once the season starts.

Should Morgan Burnett feel more pressure? - ESPN

Most fans have turned their back on Morgan Burnett after his lackluster 2013 campaign. While he didn't play up to his new $24.75 million extension, let's not forgot how well he played in 2012. Burnett was never healthy last season, but he's recovered now. Combined with expected improvement in the front seven, and a bounce back year for the Packers' safety seems probable.

Fond du Lac's Bloedorn officiates Packers' OTA practice - Fon du Lac Reporter

This is a neat little story about 70-year-old referee veteran Charlie Bloedorn of Wisconsin high school athletics taking part in a Packers' OTA practice. You have to imagine that at this point in his life, Bloedorn must have figured his chances of officiating anything Packer related were slim.

Om, Pack, om: Packers stretch their potential with yoga - JS Online

Ryanne Cunningham, proprietor of "Flow Yoga Studio," doesn't want to be seen as a savior. That's an understandable stance. However, if her instruction leads to a reduction in injuries for the Packers it won't be long before fans champion her as such.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor at various publications. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.