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Cheese Curds, 8/4: Kenny Clark has faith in Kingsley Keke, the XFL sees new life

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Kenny Clark believes Kingsley Keke will be key for the defense and the XFL officially has a new owner.

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In the world of sports, plans for sports teams, and even sports league are changing every day. Injuries, retirements and now, a pandemic can change the path of an entire season for teams.

Due to the pandemic, the XFL was shut down, leading to the league’s folding and now its sale. With there being no preseason games, the XFL could be even more important for bubble players who are ready to prove they belong on an NFL roster.

The Green Bay Packers have already felt the effects of COVID-19 with Devin Funchess opting out for the season. Now, players reportedly have until Thursday or Friday to decide whether they will play this season. Today we will discuss the new fate of the XFL, Kenny Clark’s view on Kingsley Keke, Matt LaFleur’s plan for Aaron Rodgers, five players who could help replace Funchess, another former Packer opts out, and a weatherman’s cat.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, investor group agree to buy XFL for $15M

The People’s Champ has swooped in to save the day for the XFL. Dwayne Johnson, as well as his business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners have agreed with Vince McMahon to buy the XFL for $15 Million. The Preseason has been completely eliminated, which means players who would have made an NFL roster this season due to a standout preseason will no longer get a chance.

This, is actually good news for the XFL. There will be a deeper talent pool this time around for the XFL, which could help get it off the ground again after it was off to a solid start last season.

Kenny Clark hopeful Kingsley Keke will play ‘huge part’ of Packers DL plan

Packers’ star defensive lineman Kenny Clark has faith in the 2nd year Packer. He noted that Keke’s athleticism and his potential as a pass rusher could see him make a leap in year 2, and be a big part of the Packers defensive line.

The Packers front is already scary, and if Keke does make a year 2 jump, NFL quarterbacks will be facing one of the fiercest fronts the the Packers have put together in a long time.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Matt LaFleur’s Plan for Aaron Rodgers

Since the Packers traded up to draft Jordan Love in the first round of the NFL draft, there has been a lot of speculation on whether Matt LaFleur views Aaron Rodgers as the Packers QB of the future. Aaron Rodgers insists he is, saying he wants to play into his 40’s, which is at least 4 more seasons.

Matt LaFleur has also said he views Rodgers as the QB of the future, but only time will tell if these words are true, or just what he has to say in this moment.

Packers: 5 players who can replace Devin Funchess in 2020

There is no other way to put this, the Green Bay Packers need NFL caliber wide receivers. Our friends over at Lombardi Ave have laid out five solid options that could replace Devin Funchess.

Right now, the Packers have a sure fire number one in Davante Adams and number two in Allen Lazard, but any of these players can be a solid third option.

Detroit Lions lose second player to opt-out, ex-Packers receiver Geronimo Allison

Speaking of Packers wide outs opting out the season, former Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has informed the Detroit Lions that he plans to opt out the season. He joins a long list of players who decided that they are not going to play this season.

This Weatherman Starts Working From Home, Goes Viral After Cat Joins His Broadcast

This is quite pawsibly the cutest thing you will see all day. A weatherman who is working from home had his cat walk in during one of his forecasts, and since then she has become a staple of the broadcast.

Of course, the people who watch the show loved that the cat joined the broadcast, and now she joins in on all of them. Gives the phrase “raining cats and dogs” new meaning.