There has been a pipeline of sorts running across the country in recent years. In three of the last four NFL Drafts, the Green Bay Packers have selected at least one player from the University of California-Los Angeles, choosing four UCLA products over that time. And while one of those individuals was forced to retire early due to a neck injury, the other three are forming a bond that will hopefully carry each of them to new heights in their professional careers this season.
In today's Cheese Curds, we look at this storyline and much more. One of the topics that has been discussed heavily in recent days is Pro Football Focus' ranking of best and worst contracts in the NFL at different positions, and the Packers have found themselves on a "best contract" list.
Editor's note: our apologies for the late publication - technical difficulties resulted in the post not being published properly this morning.
UCLA 'brotherhood' binds Datone Jones, Kenny Clark | Packers.com
Jones and fellow Bruin Brett Hundley were ecstatic when Clark was the Packers' first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones and Clark are even training together in Los Angeles during the break between minicamp and training camp.
Ty Detmer reclaims the halls of BYU | JSOnline.com
Detmer, a former Heisman Trophy winner and a Packers draft pick, is now the offensive coordinator at his alma mater and he usually has to take the back door into the building to avoid being embarrassed by all of the memorabilia from his days as a player.
Blake Martinez up for brother of the year - ESPN
Martinez got his little sister backstage passes to see and meet Selena Gomez. Judging from the picture, though, Blake himself wasn't terribly impressed by the experience.
5 Best NFL TE Contracts | Pro Football Focus
Jared Cook's one-year, $2.6 million contract is on this list, as it should be - if he even maintains his play he'll be a bargain, and if he improves it will be an even better deal.
McGraw, Greenwood to play Hall of Fame Weekend | Packersnews.com
That's Tim McGraw, who will play a concert on August 5th, and Lee Greenwood, who will do a show during halftime of the Hall of Fame Game between the Packers and Colts.
Detroit Lions cut veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch - NFL.com
Tulloch is the player who blew out his knee two years ago while celebrating a sack on Aaron Rodgers. He had been one of the Lions' better defensive players in recent years, however.
A brief history of NFL players and coaches falling asleep in places they shouldn't - SBNation.com
After Louis Murphy got a little crazy and had a few too many drinks at a wedding reception, he woke up and found himself trapped in a locked museum. While it might sound like the premise of a Ben Stiller movie, people in the NFL apparently have trouble staying awake more often than you'd think.