One can easily make a case that the most compelling position battle in the Green Bay Packers' 2016 training camp is the battle for the punting job. However, there's much more to rookie Peter Mortell and his connection to the Packers franchise than meets the eye. In today's curds, we find an in-depth look at how deep Mortell's family roots are with the Packers, as he was more than just a resident of the town - his family has been instrumental in supporting the franchise since its earliest days in existence.
While Mortell fights for a job, tight end Jared Cook is assured a roster spot - though perhaps not of a specific role in the offense just yet. However, Cook continues to learn the offense and spend his time with his head buried in the playbook. Tonight should be a great opportunity to show what he can do with a certain two-time MVP throwing him the ball instead of a list of quarterbacks that would make the Cleveland Browns feel pity.
Check out these pieces and more, including a look at the Packers' running backs, in today's Cheese Curds.
The Ultimate Lambeau Leap | Bleacher Report
We know that Peter Mortell grew up in Green Bay as a Packers fan, but few people know just how deep his family's connection to the franchise goes and why this opportunity means so much to him.
Jared Cook feeling at home in Packers' offense | Packers.com
The big test comes tonight when Aaron Rodgers leads the first-team offense; Cook will have to process information and playcalls faster when the team goes up-tempo.
Packers put emphasis on reducing fumbles | Packersnews.com
Eddie Lacy and James Starks fumbled five times each last season. That won't fly this season, and new running backs coach Ben Sirmans believes he has identified and corrected the issue that plagued the backs last season.
Packers' Damarious Randall doesn't just let his play do the talking - ESPN
Naturally, the quiet Sam Shields thinks Randall "talks too much." However, Randall speaks through a slight stutter and acknowledges it, but doesn't let it affect him - much like how he approaches his game on the field.
Two Cowboys played tug of war with a football while trying to run downfield - SBNation.com
But I thought Dak Prescott was a Hall of Famer already!
NFL forms Chairmen's Committee of team owners - NFL.com
The NFL already has five owners' committees and is adding a sixth, comprised of the chairmen of the other five. The league also adjusted the members on its Competition Committee, of which Packers president Mark Murphy remains a member.
Finally, we have a look at a certain Packer who played running back in high school. Yes, that's Mike Daniels carrying the football:
100 lbs ago I was a running back lol #tbt #LetsPlayFootball @HighlandTartans pic.twitter.com/YeJLEw2iKU— Mike Daniels (@Mike_Daniels76) August 25, 2016