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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 23, 2014

A pair of Packers who are slated to be backups in 2014 hope to make their presences felt in training camp.

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This week officially marks the start of a five-week stretch with no football. Fear not, Green Bay Packers fans, for we will be here with new content each and every day over that span. It will just be a tough slog for all of us to make it through the dog days of summer until the Packers report for training camp on July 25th.

Until then, the various Packers news outlets will likely be running through quotes and interviews that were given over the past month to generate stories, and we have a few of those stories for you in today's curds. Eat up, and come back a little later today as we will begin our look back at the best plays of the Packers' 2013 season.

James Starks' No. 1 goal: Stay healthy this year | JSOnline
He finally did that in 2013 and had a terrific season as Eddie Lacy's complement. It's time for a repeat performance.

Barclay finds value in versatility | Packersnews
If Don Barclay somehow doesn't make the 53-man roster, I'll be shocked. He's contributed in a big way to the Packers in his first two years, and he should continue to do so (albeit in a backup role) in 2014.

Leader of the defense: Clay Matthews, Mike Daniels? |
Vic's back making fun of people and talking about how tight end will be the most interesting position to watch in training camp.

Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson among loaded WR class - ESPN
One NFL writer ranked Nelson and Cobb 4th and 5th among free agent wide receivers in 2015. One GM, however, expects Nelson to get a contract somewhere between $7 and $10 million per year.

First impression of Ben McAdoo? A Tom Coughlin kind of guy - Big Blue View
The former Packers assistant and new Giants Offensive Coordinator met with the media for the first time after minicamp. Click through to see what the Giants' bloggers think of his first impression.

Dolphins unveil plans for renovations to Sun Life Stadium -
Wow - when was the last time a privately-owned team was willing to finance a major stadium remodel out of their own pocket with no help from the public?