Now that we're firmly into the dead period before Training Camp, news on the Green Bay Packers is few and far between. However, we've got a batch of curds for you today to help fill that void at least somewhat.
While the team is awaiting an update on the status of its sod following an unusual event at Lambeau Field this weekend, one young player hopes to stake his claim to a regular season job when the team returns to practice in a month.
Oh, and there's that Jordy Nelson fellow, who shows up in a few of today's curds. One article finds him among the best receivers in the league on deep routes, while the other acknowledges his humble recruiting status when he walked on without a scholarship at Kansas State.
Packers wait to see how concert affected Lambeau turf | Packersnews.com
Well, no matter how bad it is after the Kenny Chesney concert, at least it still won't be as bad as the Soldier Field "grass."
Healthy Rajion Neal eager to show Green Bay Packers he can be No. 3 running back | FOX Sports
A year after suffering an MCL injury and spending the second half of the year on the practice squad, Rajion Neal has been working hard to earn a spot on the active roster. If he continues to practice like he did during the final session of minicamp, he will be tough to beat.
Packers departure helped Greg Jennings deal with Vikings exit | ESPN.com
Jennings doesn't necessarily say that he was solely to blame for the way he left Green Bay, but he does acknowledge that "the way I exited Green Bay was very unprofessional."
Route Breakdown: Go Routes | ProFootballFocus.com
Jordy Nelson was one of the most productive receivers in 2014 on Go routes, racking up the second-most receiving yards on those routes (471) and coming in sixth in yards per route run.
Adrian Peterson, Ziggy Ansah featured on All-NFC North Team - NFL.com
The Packers have four of the top players on offense and three on defense.
You can make a pretty great NFL team of players who were two-star recruits - SBNation.com
Three of them are Packers: Jordy Nelson, Josh Sitton, and B.J. Raji. Bonus fun fact: Raji had a scholarship offer from Wisconsin, but turned it down in favor of Boston College.