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Cheese Curds, 8/18: Oren Burks working his way back, takeaways from training camp

After a pectoral injury robbed him of most of last season, Oren Burks is working to get back to 100%.

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The Green Bay Packers began training camp practices on Saturday, and now they are in the first full week of practice. Even though it is only two days in, players like Tyler Ervin are already making an impression.

With no preseason games, training camp will be extra important for many players to get up to speed before the start of the season. Especially those like Oren Burks, who are coming off on injury and have to get the rust off in the regular season.

A lot of news is coming out of the first couple days of training camp, and at APC we are keeping you up to date with the latest. Today we take a look at news from the defensive side of the ball, we talk about backup qbs, and look at takeaways from the second day of practice.

Rashan Gary pushing for high impact in Packers’ defense | Packers

Rashan Gary might be the second year player with the highest expectations, and both Mike Pettine and Matt LaFleur believe he will make the most of his sophomore season. So far in the first two days, he has spent a majority of the time with 1st team on defense.

Third time’s the (injury-free) charm for Packers linebacker Oren Burks | ESPN

Oren Burks did not have the 2018-2019 season he and the Packers expected. He got injured in the preseason, and after missing four games in the season, never regained his starting spot. He is working his way back to 100%, and with no preseason, hopes to go into the season ready to go.

Boyle impressing so far during camp | Fox 11

There is a lot of buzz around the Packers quarterback room, but there is a third quarterback in the mix. Jordan Love is not a lock to be the backup, and Tim Boyle is taking this training camp to make sure to people see that. He has been impressive so far in the first two days of practice, and there is a clear QB competition to be QB2.

5 things learned at Packers training camp – Aug. 17 | Packers

Day 2 of practice is in the books, and even though it is early, there are a few players like Tim Boyle who are shining bright. Read about some of the highlights from the first week of practice.

Unlikely animal friendship brings joy, Instagram fame | WRAL

A dog and Frog formed an unlikely bond, and like many things it was posted to Instagram. of course, people all over the country fell in love with the story. To be honest, a dog and a frog becoming friends sounds the beginning of a Disney movie.