We are down to just seven days to go.
One week from today, the Green Bay Packers will hold their first training camp practice of 2017 as the team begins its search for a 14th NFL title. Packers players are due to report on Wednesday, one week after the first report date for certain players from other teams — including the Packers’ oldest rival.
That rival has finally locked in its top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to his rookie contract, and just in the nick of time. Meanwhile, at least one player working this season under the franchise tag continues to express his displeasure about that situation and is even rumored to be considering a holdout.
The Packers, on the other hand, are focused on the 2017 season, and not on any contract situations. Still, one player will have his focus divided a bit in August, as he will be facing a court appearance in connection with a recent arrest.
Check out all that and more in today’s Cheese Curds.
Countdown to Camp: Nick Perry ready for encore | Packers.com
Although Perry's "petting the club" sack celebration became a fun one down the stretch, here's hoping he stays healthy and we don't have to see it again this fall.
Packers' Letroy Guion heads to trial for drunken driving in Hawaii | ESPN.com
Guion will apparently be taking a break from training camp for a court appearance related to his DUI charge, as the trial is scheduled for sometime in August.
Watch Packers LT David Bakhtiari block two Giants DL to the ground | Packers Wire
Olivier Vernon and Johnathan Hankins never stood a chance against the best pass-blocking left tackle in football.
Specially created Packers artwork changes look of Lambeau Field | Packersnews.com
There are more than 500 new pieces of artwork that line the walls of the suite and club levels at Lambeau Field, all of which pay tribute to the Packers and their history.
Bears sign Mitchell Trubisky to a four-year contract | Pro Football Focus
It took long enough, but the important things for the Bears are that they finally have the second overall pick locked up and that they did so before the start of camp.
Five teams’ rookies report to camp Wednesday | NFL.com
It’s about time, too, since Trubisky and his fellow Bears rookies showed up for training camp yesterday. Also reporting on Wednesday were the rookies for the Ravens, Cowboys, Jaguars, and Saints, while the Dolphins’ first-year players start today.
Bell wants to be paid as No. 1 RB and No. 2 WR | NFL.com
Fundamentally, Le’Veon Bell is still a running back, so it will be tough to convince any team — but especially one as fiscally conservative as the Steelers — to give him $15 million per year on a multi-year deal.