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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 4, 2014

In today's curds, we find numerous players on the offense, both young and old, role players and stars, in the news.

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Tom Lynn

Coming out of another open practice, the Green Bay Packers have plenty of news coverage today. One of the team's top linemen wasn't practicing yesterday, but it's nothing to get worried about - just like the fact that Jordy Nelson hasn't received a contract extension yet.

One of the other interesting notes is that the league and its players may be considering changing the pay schedule for NFL players and paying them year-round instead of just during the regular season. That would make for a very different compensation model, which is discussed below.


QB Scott Tolzien making progress after baptism by fire in NFL | JSOnline
"Through organized team activities, Tolzien's superior physical ability — the stronger arm, the upside — is again on display. It's on him to catch Flynn mentally." We discussed this in yesterday's lunch break, but that's the only area where Flynn has the advantage - between the ears.

Despite Packers' need, Adams' rookie impact likely limited | Packersnews
Good thing the Packers have that guy named Jarrett Boykin to help carry some of the load before they'll need Adams to really step up in a big way.

Nelson wants extension done 'as soon as possible' | Packersnews
As Jordy said, "everyone knows, deals get done closer to training camp." I still expect Nelson to get his extension before the regular season starts.

Sitton sits with back tightness; sees big things for line | ESPN Wisconsin
Josh Sitton wasn't practicing yesterday thanks to some recurring back pain, but according to him it was just precautionary.

Green Bay Packers' JC Tretter gets creative in his preparation - ESPN
Apparently Tretter was practicing his snaps with his sister Katie in his garage in Green Bay: "She's good; she has a great cadence. She was giving me protection adjustments. She was on top of her stuff." Look out, Aaron.

Green Bay Packers better than most at finding gems late in NFL draft -
Don Banks looks at the Packers' success with undrafted free agents, which is well-known among us Packers fans but not so clear to the casual football fan.

NFLPA mulling big change on how players get paid | USA Today
This is a fascinating idea which could change the entire concept of how NFL players are compensated. Personally, it makes sense to me to have pay distributed year-round to help players manage their money well, but I can see the argument by those who are already fiscally responsible.

The 2014 NFL All-Sophomore team -
The Packers landed two players on this list - running back Eddie Lacy and left tackle David Bakhtiari.