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Cheese Curds, 8/1: Packers' rookies coming along nicely & recapping Family Night

Green Bay's top draft picks are looking good in the early going, even if the top few picks aren't taking many snaps with the starters yet.

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Of all of the Green Bay Packers' rookies participating in training camp this summer, few have more expectations placed on them as a rookie than Kenny Clark. Sure, linebacker Blake Martinez is the player taking the most snaps with the starters - as he has already started to look like the top option as a dime linebacker - but Clark is stepping into the role vacated by B.J. Raji - the starting nose tackle job.

After a week's worth of practices, however, Clark is playing well. He also is showing something that Raji did in his first few years: good pass-rushing ability. Clark's record in one-on-one pass-rushing drills has been impressive since the pads came on last Thursday, and it's nice to see him affecting the pocket and the quarterback.

The Packers take the field for an evening practice today, so keep an eye out for updates when the session starts at about 6:15 PM central tonight.

Jason Spriggs, Kenny Clark not shying away from contact |
The first practices in pads each year tend to be a good indication of how the Packers' rookies will fair in their first seasons; so far, Green Bay's top two draft picks are performing well and leaning quickly.

Camp Insider: Datone Jones in a rush |
There were thankfully no injuries on Sunday night, and a lighter Datone Jones was one of the better players on the field during Family Night.

Packers shaking up defensive depth chart at camp | PFF
Much of this analysis of the Packers' depth chart is well-known to Packers fans in the know at APC, but it's interesting to see just how much playing time Nick Perry is getting with the starters, even ahead of Julius Peppers. Is this a plan for this season, or just a way to keep Peppers fresh in the summer?

Davante Adams' Family Night mirrors career: Fast start then struggles - ESPN
Adams made two really nice catches early on in practice, but then dropped a pair of passes in a two-minute drill. 

Read up more on Adams' evening in Jason's Family Night recap here.

Wisconsin supper club comes to Lambeau Field |
How did the Packers not have a concession stand that offered brandy old-fashioneds before? Thankfully, they will this season - make a point to find the Travel Wisconsin Supper Club stand the next time you're up for a game.

Vikings backup QB out 3 months after getting injured trying to break into his house -
Taylor Heinicke was getting home late from a movie and found his house locked, so he did what anyone would do - tried to force the door open. Instead, his foot went through a window and severed a tendon.