Although the NFL training camps don't start for another four weeks or so, today is still pretty cool. After all, the US Men's National Team plays Germany today at 11 AM Central in an effort to advance out of the group stage and into the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup. We'll have our eyes firmly planted on that game at mid-day (and also on the Portugal-Ghana game), but before we get there, we have a few posts to get your Packers fandom flowing.
As usual, our weekday coverage kicks off with today's batch of cheese curds, wherein we find that weight is a big concern for a couple of young Packers. Later today we'll have a look at our #7th-best play of 2013 as well as the Packers roster rankings, continuing with the players in the 50s.
Packers tight end Brandon Bostick hopes to catch on as starter
For a former receiver, hearing that Brandon Bostick weighed in at 270 pounds for the offseason program is pretty startling. He'll need to get that weight back under control in order to have a shot at the starting lineup.
White bulks up for receiver battle | Packersnews.com
Myles White weighed 180 pounds a year ago. Now he's up to 192 and ready to make a more physical impact in training camp.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on matching 2011 production - ESPN
To Rodgers' point, teams ran "a lot of one-high (safety) rotation defense because they were worried about Ryan Grant". While Eddie Lacy is talented and very dangerous, there's no guarantee that teams will change from a consistent two-high look, so Rodgers will be unlikely to repeat those 2011 numbers.
Roster Spot Open, It's Time to Add Johnny Jolly Back into the Mix | Cheesehead TV
"Granted, the decision whether or not to sign Jolly lies primarily with the Packers medical staff, a consistently conservative bunch." There's the rub. If he's healthy, I agree with Brian 100%, though.
Jurgen Klinsmann wrote you a permission slip to skip work for USA-Germany - SBNation.com
Also, in case you need to get out of work today to watch the World Cup game, ol' Jurgen has you covered.