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Cheese Curds, 8/24: Matthews & Peppers to meet with NFL today

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Here's hoping the NFL's meeting with two Green Bay players goes smoothly today and ties up all the loose ends.

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Although we likely will not know what happens until later in the week at the earliest, today is one of the bigger days on the calendar for the Green Bay Packers as they prepare for the 2016 season. There is no preseason game today, nor is there even a practice scheduled. Instead, today is the day that Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers hold their meeting with the NFL regarding the (since-recanted) allegations in the Al-Jazeera report last year.

If everything goes smoothly, this will hopefully wrap up any lasting questions about that report and will allow the players to move on with their lives and careers.

Meanwhile, the Packers as a whole are preparing for their third preseason game, a date with the 49ers this Friday night. We do know that Aaron Rodgers and most of the starters will actually play this week, and although we do not yet know how much action they will get, it will be the final step towards those players being fully ready to go for the regular season. It's all here in today's curds.

Meeting with NFL could bring closure for Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers in PED investigation - ESPN
The Packers' pass-rushers are scheduled to meet with the league today; it's time to get this ridiculous saga over with.

Aaron Rodgers fine with minimal preseason action | Packers.com
Rodgers has taken plenty of snaps from JC Tretter over the last three years, so that is not a concern. Likewise, he made a trow to Jordy Nelson that he could make "with his eyes closed," suggesting that there's no concern about the chemistry there either.

Packers rookie Kenny Clark battling back injury | Packersnews.com
Hopefully Clark will be ready to go when the season kicks off 18 days from now, because depth on the defensive line is a major concern while Mike Pennel sits out the first four games.

Demetri Goodson's Tenure with the Packers Hanging by a Thread | Cheesehead TV
The only value Goodson has provided to the Packers has been on special teams, and with undrafted rookies like Josh Hawkins and Makinton Dorleant pushing hard for a roster spot, it's tough to see a place for Goodson even after his suspension is over.

Teddy Bridgewater resumes throwing Tuesday - NFL.com
The Vikings' QB missed a few practices and last week's game with a shoulder issue, and was noticeably not putting a lot of heat on the football, even on shorter throws.

Top NFL draft prospects at every position for 2017 | PFF
Is it too early to take a look at possible top prospects in next year's draft? NEVER!