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

We have bowling balls, superpowers, and beard-Favre in a video-heavy edition of Cheese Curds.

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Well, Packers fans, we're officially in the dead part of summer. Minicamp is over, and we have over a month until training camp begins in Green Bay. Look for a lot of projections and opinion pieces from us over the next five weeks, as there will probably be little "real" news to discuss.

However, yesterday did bring some real news, with our learning about Johnathan Franklin's retirement due to his neck injury. Best of luck to him in the future, and it's a shame that he won't be able to pursue his NFL dream any further.

On to today's curds.

With added strength, David Bakhtiari ready for a new year | JSOnline
Well, that was always the plan. With added strength, Bakh should be able to handle power rushers and run-block more effectively this season.

Johnathan Franklin news hit the Packers hard - ESPN
It's really staggering to see how many neck injuries have happened to Packers' players over the past two decades, but it's encouraging to see the team rally around Franklin and support him.

Most Important Packers No. 14: Corey Linsley / JC Tretter | FOX Sports Wisconsin
It's interesting to me (although not entirely surprising) that the center position is considered to be among the most critical this year. My guess is that Aaron Rodgers will probably agree, though.

McCarthy cancels practice, Packers go bowling |
Blacklights, big balls, and probably a beer or two - the Packers' day off on Wednesday consisted of a day at the lanes.

The strange superpower requests of NFL rookies -
When Davante Adams was asked, he talked about being able to fly. Here are some other amusing responses from players at the NFLPA Premiere.

Brett Favre is un-retiring from politics -
More video of beard-Favre, this time talking about the senate race in his home state of Mississippi.