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Cheese Curds, 6/8: Jordan Love & backup running backs worth watching at minicamp

While the team’s presumed future QB1 should have plenty of reps this week, the RB3 battle will be a fun one to follow in minicamp and through to training camp.

Green Bay Packers Training Camp Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

They’ll all be there except for one. Green Bay Packers fans know what to expect when the team takes the practice field later today to kick off mandatory minicamp: everyone but Aaron Rodgers should be in attendance.

Rodgers, however, was not there this morning, as expected. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network has the news:

With Rodgers not in attendance, the focus turns back over to Jordan Love for the on-field work. And after two weeks of OTAs without the team’s top five receivers, Love will get to throw to Davante Adams and company this week.

Meanwhile, the Packers have some intriguing players in the offensive backfield to help drive Matt LaFleur’s offense forward. Aaron Jones is a known quantity and AJ Dillon looks to be a promising second back, but there is plenty of talent behind them vying for the number three job. While 7th-round pick Kylin Hill brings some versatility, don’t sleep on the other candidates.

Aaron Rodgers not expected to join Green Bay Packers as mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday | ESPN
There's no surprise here. The real date that will matter is the start of training camp in July, when teams cannot waive fines like they can for minicamp.

Rodgers-less minicamp slate creates critical first-team reps for Jordan Love | Packer Report
With no Rodgers but a full complement of receivers, Love will have a chance to really show his progress for the first time.

Kylin Hill brings versatility, reliability to Packers’ backfield competition | Packers.com
Hill's ability to contribute in all phases of the offense should make him an intriguing option for running backs coach Ben Sirmans and the rest of the team's coaching staff.

Packers’ No. 3 RB competition will be ‘wide open’ entering training camp | Packers Wire
Though Hill would seem to have an inside track on the RB3 job, he'll have to beat the likes of Dexter Williams, Patrick Taylor, and Mike Weber to earn it.

Dad left 'needing therapy' after fish and chips cost him £54 - Wales Online
54 pounds for one person would indeed be absurd, but that was the bill for a family of four. Apparently the Yorkshire native had no idea what to expect in terms of London prices.