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Cheese Curds, 7/28: Packers report to camp on time and ready to start practice

Rodgers and his teammates are in Green Bay and ready to go today.

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

It’s time to hit the field.

Today marks the first day of practice for the Green Bay Packers in the team’s 2021 training camp. It has been a long time coming, and the offseason has been full of drama, but the important thing for now is this: the team is assembled and ready to make another run at a Super Bowl this season.

Sure, time will tell if this truly is the last season that Aaron Rodgers will play in Green Bay. But the fact remains that he’s back to terrorize the rest of the NFC North and the NFL as a whole for the next several months.

If there was any doubt that Rodgers would report on time after Monday’s news about the deal between him and the team, he put that to rest on Tuesday. In fact, here’s a look at the QB himself showing up on time to camp yesterday:

If you’re a fan of The Office like Rodgers is, you can get this t-shirt from HOMAGE at the link here. But here’s our question: why wouldn’t Rodgers instead show his support for the Milwaukee Bucks, a team in which he holds a minority ownership stake, with this similarly NBA Jam-styled shirt celebrating last week’s NBA title?

Now, without further ado, it’s on to the first curds of camp!

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