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Cheese Curds, 7/18: On Packers' safeties and the start & end of Brett Favre's career

While Green Bay's current safeties look to enter the league's elite, one of their predecessors is earning his well-deserved spot in the team's Hall of Fame.

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The Green Bay Packers have had numerous elite safeties over the franchise's history. Names like Willie Wood, Leroy Butler, and others come to mind when thinking back on the position. Soon, however, we hope to be able to add a couple more names to that illustrious list with the team's current pair of starters.

While Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are not the flashiest players at their position, they have become one of the steadiest groups of safeties in the NFL.

While those players continue their efforts to win Super Bowls and enter the elite ranks of NFL players, we also have coverage in today's Cheese Curds of the next former Packer who will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as a few new additions to the Packers' Hall of Fame.

Brett Favre reflects on 1991 NFL draft |
Favre didn't care that his name was mispronounced or that he went in the second round - he was just excited about being on an NFL roster. Of course, he didn't fit in all that well in Atlanta, and Favre is grateful for the faith that Ron Wolf showed in him a year later.

Jared Allen told Brett Favre to stay retired? True, says Ryan Longwell - ESPN
Remember when Allen, Longwell, and Steve Hutchinson went down to Mississippi to tell Brett to come back for a second season with the Vikings? Well as it turned out, that wasn't Allen's message to the gunslinger.

Nick Collins, Chad Clifton did it the right way |
These two players who were integral parts of the Packers' Super Bowl XLV title, will be the first players from that team inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame next weekend.

Burnett, Clinton-Dix Could Rank as top Safety Tandem in the League | Cheesehead TV
These two are peanut butter and jelly. They complement each other terrifically well, and the pair will lead one of the league's deepest secondaries this year.

Alshon Jeffery, Bears don't reach agreement on long-term contract as deadline passes -
Based on the events (or non-events) on Friday, it appears now that Jeffery will probably hit the open market next spring.

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to run at Olympics -
This is a little crazy - Best's NFL career lasted just two years due to multiple concussions. However, he's now going to be representing the country of St. Lucia down in Rio.