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Cheese Curds 8/21: Packers Still Want to Get Spriggy With It

Also: the rise of Taysom Hill shows how good of a mentor Aaron Rodgers is

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a painful showing against the Washington Redskins (and that may be an understatement), the Green Bay Packers are not throwing in the towel on tackle Jason Spriggs yet.

General manager Ted Thompson traded a second and a fourth round pick to move nine spots in last year's second round to draft Spriggs, and an unusually aggressive move from Thompson means the team treasures the individual they took at that pick.

That faith has yet to be rewarded with Spriggs. One has to look no further than against Washington when a defensive lineman literally walked by Spriggs for an easy sack on Joe Callahan.

Thankfully the Packers have both starting tackles locked up through 2020 so the team can be a little more patient with Spriggs.

Still, a second round pick needs to perform going into his second year.

Read more on Spriggs plus other topics around the Packers below in today's cheese curds.

Analysis: Packers still waiting for signs Spriggs will pay

He may not be in immediate danger of missing the roster, but Spriggs is going to have show improvement this season to avoid the roster bubble in 2018.

Packers backup QBs following Aaron Rodgers' lead--Fox Sports

Taysom Hill's emergence shows Rodgers also deserves some credit for the development of his backups, not just quarterback guru Mike McCarthy.

Packers adjust practice schedule for this

A heads up for anyone looking to attend practice on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Rodgers-Bennett connection off to strong

This duo could be lethal, but also a lot of fun to watch given the short video the two shot on the Packers' Facebook page after Saturday's game.

CB Josh Hawkins wants to be "Little Sam Shields"--ESPN

If Hawkins can mold himself into a smaller Shields (minus the unfortunate injuries), the Packers may have found yet another diamond in the rough at cornerback.

NFL, Roger Goodell finalizing five-year

Looks like the NFL commissioner isn't going anywhere, despite a ton of criticism being tossed Goodell's way the last few years.