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Cheese Curds, 8/15: Lacy feels explosive again; will Rodgers play Thursday?

As one Packer discusses getting back into good physical condition, another continues hoping that his best receiver will be back from injury soon.

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This afternoon, the Green Bay Packers will continue their preparations for Thursday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, and the return of Brett Hundley to practice on Sunday means that he is likely to play later this week. However, we do not yet know whether starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play on Thursday, and his snaps on Sunday did little to shed any light on the subject.

While the quarterbacks get much of the attention, however, Eddie Lacy put up a nice performance on the Packers' first drive of the game last Friday against Cleveland. He ran on each of the team's first four plays, racking up 24 yards before giving way to James Starks. Lacy's return to physical form seems to suit him, as he talked to the media about his condition; and while Packers fans would be thrilled to see the Lacy of 2014, fantasy football fans would certainly be happy about it as well.

Stay tuned for updates on the Packers' practice later today, and enjoy today's curds below.

Lacy: 'I feel more explosive' |
That's good news for the Packers, who need Lacy to return to his agile, explosive self and help take some of the pressure off the passing game.

Bold Predictions Week: Bravest calls by division | PFF
Aaron Rodgers the top QB? Not that bold. Randall Cobb returning to WR1 territory? Also not insane. Eddie Lacy being the #1 running back in fantasy football? Now there's a bold take, but I like it.

Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers again takes scout-team snaps |
It's possible, however, that the team wanted to give Brett Hundley more snaps with the first team in order to help prepare him for Thursday's game. Don't assume that Rodgers leading the scout team automatically means that he won't play this week.

Play Action Goes Through Jordy Nelson | Cheesehead TV
Aaron Rodgers was remarkably open on the radio last week, noting that the Packers just didn't have a player who filled Nelson's role in certain packages that are crucial for the offense's operation.

Camp Insider: Pick caps Bradford's big week |
I think it's safe to say that we have not reported Carl Bradford having a great few days at any other point in his career, but here we are; he hauled in an interception in practice on Sunday and had a nice game on Friday night.

Detroit Lions sign tight end Andrew Quarless -
Quarless has a job, for now. However, if he does enough to impress the Lions he will have to sit out the first two games, as the league finally dropped a suspension on him for the firearm incident in Miami last summer.