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Cheese Curds, 8/11: Football is on the way

The Packers dropped their first depth chart and Dope Sheet this week, which means football is coming.

NFL: JUL 31 Green Bay Packers Training Camp Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The surest signs of fall are on their way.

It’s only August, but every so often you can detect a slight change in the air. Depending on where you live, a few trees might have a tinge of color in their very highest leaves. The nights, too, are getting longer as we move farther away from the summer solstice.

And on top of all this, NFL teams are releasing their first depth charts.

Sure, they’re completely bunk. Why even bother making a depth chart when you’ve got 90 guys on the roster, many of whom will be making their way out of Green Bay in the near future?

But it’s still important in what it signifies. Fall is coming, and it’s bringing football with it.

What to know from Packers’ first unofficial depth chart of 2021 | Packers Wire

We all know we should not trust the team-issued depth chart. But we’re all going to read it anyway, so here’s a link to some thoughts about it.

Dope Sheet: Packers open preseason against the Texans | Packers.com

You know some semi-real football is on the way when the Dope Sheets start dropping.

New Additions Could Contribute on Defense | Fan Nation

The Packers have added Josh Avery and Chauncey Rivers to the mix on the defensive line and at outside linebacker, and both might have a shot to contribute this season based on the opportunities available in those position groups.

Top 10 offensive tackles entering 2021 NFL season | NFL.com

The top player on this list will look familiar, and it’s not Billy Turner.

YouTuber drinks 2 liters of soda in 18.45 seconds for Guinness World Record | UPI

Yep, it ends with a giant burp.