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Cheese Curds, 8/30: Packers are getting healthy as training camp concludes

Injuries to a few main contributors appear to be clearing up as week one looms.

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The Green Bay Packers have seen a handful of injuries strike the roster this summer. From Damarious Randall’s Dean Lowry’s early injuries to Bryan Bulaga spraining an ankle in practice last week and Nick Perry leaving the Broncos game with an ankle issue of his own, there have been notable players leaving the field for stretches of time throughout training camp. A few mid-round draft picks have also been out throughout the summer with foot injuries, as Montravius Adams and Vince Biegel appear to be unready to start the season active on gamedays.

However, as camp wraps up on Thursday with the final game of the preseason, the Packers actually appear to be in a pretty decent position injury-wise. Ultimately, it looks like every one of the Packers’ expected starters and primary backups on the two-deep depth chart will at least have a “chance to play” (to use head coach Mike McCarthy’s phrase) when the team suits up against the Seattle Seahawks a week from Sunday. That’s a great change of pace from previous years, when key players have missed all of camp or suffered season-ending injuries early on.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the team does not see any injury problems in its walkthrough practice today or in tomorrow’s preseason finale. But for now, it’s looking good in Green Bay.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 'is ready to go' |
It sounds like the reason that several starters - Clinton-Dix, Clay Matthews, and Nick Perry in particular - have been held out recently is mainly for precautionary reasons and that all three will likely be returning to the field in short order.

Green Bay Packers reaping healthy benefits from reduced injury rate |
Don't assume anything just yet, but the majority of the Packers' key veteran players have been healthy throughout camp, and the team never had to cancel a practice or adjust their schedule as a result of injury. That's a big positive for the team, especially if you put any stock in the tarot card reading in this week's APC Podcast, which suggested that the team will be successful if they are able to put in the practice time they need this season.

More TEs could mean less action for Randall Cobb, but 'that's OK' - ESPN
With Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams as the primary boundary receivers, Cobb is likely the odd man out when the Packers roll with two tight ends. He has zero problem with that and no worry about his individual stats.

Packers coach believes OLB Ahmad Brooks would ‘fit right in’ | Packers Wire
We're still waiting for any news on Brooks' visit, but Zach Kruse did note that the Packers are reportedly "hopeful" that they will end up signing him.

Browns release former Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden -
Haden was hurt in 2015 and was one of the worst corners in the NFL last season. Hard pass.