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Cheese Curds, 6/14: Expectations of Packers’ tight ends; Taysom Hill hype is off the rails

Hill is the ‘heir apparent’ to Drew Brees? Let’s just slow that roll a little bit.

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While the Green Bay Packers’ veterans do whatever it is that they’re doing with a week off, the team has given one of its younger players his release from camp as well for a personal situation.

Thankfully for running back Ty Montgomery, it’s good news: he and his wife just had a baby, and all appears to be well with the newly-expanded family.

Back on the practice field, the tight end position is running on a skeleton crew in camp, thanks to the fact that the team’s top three options at the position are all in the group of excused veterans. One week off from on-field work should not affect the ability of those players to absorb Mike McCarthy’s offense, but the hope is that they take to it better and more quickly than a few of the other recent free agent signings did at that position.

Oh, and we have some entirely premature hype about a former Packer who landed with a nother team after final cuts last year. I like the guy and I hope he succeeds, but the hyperbole out of New Orleans is getting out of hand.

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It took a while for Jared Cook to get going in the Packers’ offense two years ago, while Martellus Bennett didn’t really get going at all a year ago. The two new players at the position would seem to face a tough uphill climb early, considering all of the responsibilities that come along with playing tight end.

Ty Montgomery excused from Packers minicamp for birth of son | Packers Wire
Congratulations to Ty and his wife, who are celebrating the birth of their first child this week!

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Let’s have some fun with SAT-style analogies. Taysom Hill : 2018 Saints :: Joe Callahan : 2016 Packers.

The big differences between the two are that Hill is a better quarterback but he’s also going to turn 28 in August. Let’s not assume that he’s going to be able to replace a Hall of Famer at this point — his bigger task right now is beating Tom Savage for the backup job.

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