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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 8, 2015

As rookie minicamp begins, we get to learn more about a few players who will be participating in practices this weekend.

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Adrian Coxson makes a catch for Stony Brook against UConn
Adrian Coxson makes a catch for Stony Brook against UConn
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Today officially marks the first on-field practice of the Green Bay Packers' 2015 season. Rookie minicamp starts today, so the Packers' draft picks, undrafted free agent signees, and tryout invitees are in town to participate in two days of workouts as the team looks to fill up the 90-man roster.

Also eligible to participate in camp are players on the Packers' roster who do not have an accrued season under their belts. That includes names like Adrian Hubbard, Rajion Neal, and Joe Thomas. Stay tuned, as we'll bring you a full list of all players participating in camp as soon as it is available.

In the meantime, get to know a few of the invitees, as today's curds feature have stories on two Packers picks and one free agent who will be working out today and tomorrow.

Rookies arrive in Green Bay |
Here's a mini-primer on this weekend's Rookie Minicamp. We should have a full list of players invited at some point today.

Competition came early for Packers receiver Ty Montgomery | JSOnline
The great background stories of Packers rookies just keep coming. Third-round pick Ty Montgomery grew up with 17 foster children. The experience molded him into the Stanford-educated, future-Packer receiver, future-FBI agent he is today.

Adrian Coxson (City) fulfilling dream by signing with Green Bay Packers as undrafted rookie - Baltimore Sun
Coxson is a burner - running his 40-yard dash in under 4.3 seconds at his Pro Day. However, he's stuck behind a logjam at receiver, with three established players, two 2014 draft picks, a 2015 third-round pick, and several other undrafted free agent wideouts.

Packers top pick Damarious Randall's strength is versatility |
After deciding between baseball and football and playing both ways on occasion in community college, Randall's college coaches at Arizona State almost moved him back to cornerback for his senior season before deciding to keep him at safety.

Jake Ryan, Brett Hundley contract details |
Brett Hundley's deal came in at the maximum allowed for his draft slot, while Ryan's was a little bit less than the projections.

Brett Favre will play football again in Wisconsin (kind of) | FOX Sports
Apparently he's playing in a flag football game the day after his Packers Hall of Fame induction.

La'el Collins signs with Dallas Cowboys -
So the Cowboys get two top-15 talents in the draft, one in the second round (Randy Gregory) and another as an undrafted free agent (Collins).