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Cheese Curds, 7/28: Packers wait on Montgomery, NFL to examine field conditions

Are you sick of complaining about seeing bad playing surfaces at Soldier Field and elsewhere? The NFL is finally prepared to start listening to those complaints.

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As the Green Bay Packers prepare for their third practice of training camp, a few players remain conspicuous by their absence on the field during drills. Two such players are wide receivers, as Jordy Nelson and Ty Montgomery remain sidelined on the PUP list.

We know about Nelson's injury because of his comments earlier this week about over-compensating for the leg with the torn ACL in rehab, which apparently led to some tendinitis in his intact knee. However, Montgomery continues to sit out with that ankle injury that cost him much of 2015, and there is no return scheduled for his immediate future.

Meanwhile, Nelson's ACL is connected to one other big story today, which is that the NFL is finally going to do something about poor field conditions at many of its stadiums. Lambeau Field should not have any problems - the hybrid natural grass/synthetic turf surface is one of the better fields in the league, but there are plenty of stadiums that have given the Packers issues in the past few years.

We've got all that and much more in today's Cheese Curds.

Tough love? Kenny Clark can take it |
Mike Daniels is out to make damn sure that Clark will be ready to be in the starting lineup in week one - in large part because the Packers have few other options at nose tackle.

Montgomery has no target date for return |
Ty said that he was placed on the PUP list for "precautionary" reasons, but the fact that he still remains out of practice continues to be concerning for Packers fans.

Joe Thomas battles to keep his inside linebacker spot |
Although Blake Martinez is suddenly the presumptive dime linebacker, Joe Thomas will have a thing or two to say about it, and he's got ten more pounds of muscle to throw into the battle in training camp.

The NFL is finally going to do something about its garbage field conditions -
Here's looking at you, Heinz Field (RIP, Jordy Nelson's ACL) and Soldier Field. Oh, and Raymond James Stadium, you're in trouble too - nobody messes with Aaron Rodgers' hamstrings and gets away with it.

Green Bay Packers have sponsorship deal for official bacon |
Bacon? BACON. Bacon bacon bacon bacon Patrick Cudahy bacon bacon.

Rams cut quarterback Nick Foles after release request -
Maybe Jeff Fisher is the person who needed to be let go instead of Nick Foles. Just a thought.