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Thursday Cheese Curds: The clock is ticking for Packers on the bubble

There are several roster spots still up for grabs and it’s anyone’s guess as to who gets them with the preseason winding down.

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With the 2018 NFL preseason almost 75% complete, time is running out for players on the roster bubble.

For the Green Bay Packers, this year’s cut from 90 to 53 players will be one of the toughest to make in several years. Thanks to increased and intense competition at several positions plus the emergence of several unknowns during the first two preseason games, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst will have his work cut out for him come September 1.

This means 37 players are now entering their final week as Packers (save some that will compose the team’s practice squad). The final two preseason games will be their last chance to shine and earn a spot on the active roster.

Who will back up Aaron Rodgers? What will the starting offensive line look like? How many wide receivers will be kept and who will they be?

These are just a few of the questions Gutekunst and head coach Mike McCarthy will be forced to answer in just over a week. There are a lot of positions still in toss up phase, especially the backup quarterback battle. Who will emerge victorious? Check back at 3 pm on September 1 when rosters must be cut down to 53 players.

You can read more on the bubble battles and more in today’s cheese curds.

Final exhibitions loom large for multiple Packers on the roster bubble—

Will the fullback go extinct in Green Bay? Could the Packers keep an extra tight end thanks to Robert Tonyan’s stellar preseason?

These are good problems to have but still pose quite the conundrum. I’m glad I’m not Gutekunst right now.

In Year 13, Marcedes Lewis remains an open book—

Green Bay is banking on Lewis plus Jimmy Graham to offset the loss of Jordy Nelson. It looks like it has a decent chance to pay off.

Aaron Rodgers is worried about the new helmet rule—Packers Wire

Rodgers, like most of us, is concerned on how officials will be able to effectively enforce the rule. One of these penalties are going to swing a game. Let’s just hope it’s not against the Packers and in a game of consequence.

Packers are not shopping Randal Cobb—

You may have heard the rumor about the Packers shopping the veteran receiver. Not the case, says

News conference shows Urban Meyer still doesn’t get it—ESPN

Apparently winning is more important to the Buckeyes than properly handling a domestic abuse case. The cowards at the university should be ashamed of themselves but they’re not. They’ll just continue to collect paychecks and Urban Meyer will continue coaching. What a joke that program is.