clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for August 29, 2014

Though depth is a concern on the Packers' defensive line thanks to injury, other positions like quarterback, linebacker, and wide receiver appear to be overflowing with it.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It's in the hands of Ted Thompson, now.

The 75 members of the Green Bay Packers' active roster have each done everything they can to prove that they're worthy of remaining with the team through the cut-down to 53 players, which must take place by Saturday. Thanks to a lot of depth on the roster, this should be one of the toughest cut-down days in recent memory - perhaps the only helpful change recently is the fact that teams can now carry 10 men on the practice squad instead of eight.

In today's curds, we look at several players on the bubble and how they performed in last night's game, as well as getting some comments from the team's head coach on his feeling about the team coming out of the preseason.

Jeff Janis among those making final pitches |
Janis on his standing for the final roster: "I think there’s still a lot more I need to prove, but I think I’ve shown what I can do and I think it’s going to be encouraging for the coaches." It's enough for at least those of us at APC to think you deserve a spot on the 53, Jeff.

Green Bay Packers' Mike McCarthy: 'Don't know if I've felt this good' - ESPN
Woo! Now let's hope that the handful of injuries the Packers suffered last night turn out to be minor...

Notes - Jayrone Elliott makes Packers roster push | JSOnline
Yeah, so much for that last statement. The most critical part of this article is the discussion of lineman Khyri Thornton's injury, and Tom Silverstein predicts that he will go on injured reserve.

At CB, Packers' Jumal Rolle states case for roster spot - JSOnline
Here's another guy who had a good performance last night, with a pick that was cancelled out by a roughing the passer penalty. If the Packers decide to keep six corners, it's almost certain he'll be the pick for the final spot.

Davante Adams shows progress in finale |
Adams discusses his first Lambeau Leap: "I had so much adrenaline, I was making sure I didn't jump up into the box seats, because I was feeling it." With his extraordinary leaping ability, it would have been fun to see him try.

"Chips Report" from Packers Preseason Win vs. Chiefs | Cheesehead TV
I agree with Brian that Janis deserved a blue chip for last night's performance. Even though that touchdown was a great catch, I was equally impressed by his special-teams performance.

Yellow alert: Prepare yourself for an NFL season filled with more penalties -
Danny Kelly of Field Gulls has a longform discussing the illegal contact/defensive holding emphasis and the explicit rules that are to be followed to the letter this year.

24 maps that explain the NFL -
This was part of SB Nation's NFL preview this year. Personally, I love map number six - which shows where each of the NFL's owners are from - because it has the entire state of Wisconsin identified.