One legendary Green Bay Packers defensive back went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday. Hopefully another will join him at this time next year.
But while Packers fans continue to wait and push for LeRoy Butler’s enshrinement, Charles Woodson now has a bust in the halls in Canton, Ohio. Woodson joined a legendary class of players in entering the hall on Sunday, including one wide receiver with whom Charles had some excellent battles over the years.
The evening before that ceremony, the Packers’ 2021 team was out on the Lambeau Field turf for Family Night, an event that was affected by weather but that still saw the team get in a substantial practice session. While our Justis Mosqueda broke down many of the big storylines from Saturday in a practice notebook, we’ll take a look at some more takeaways here in today’s curds.
The Packers will head back out onto the practice field on Tuesday for the first of two public practices this week before their preseason opener on Saturday against the Houston Texans.
Charles Woodson Full Hall of Fame Speech | 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame | NFL - YouTube
Click here for the full video of Woodson's enshrinement speech, wherein he gets emotional after his mother, Georgia, introduces him.
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions - Sunday's highlights for the 2021 class | ESPN
Here's a look at some of the notable quotes from each of the enshrinees from Sunday's class, including Calvin Johnson and Peyton Manning.
5 things learned at Packers Family Night | Packers.com
From local boy Cole Van Lanen experiencing the event on the field for the first time to Kabion Ento impressing, there are some good takeaways from Saturday's practice. Not the least of those is that the team emerged from the rainy evening healthy and without any notable injuries.
5 standouts from Packers Family Night scrimmage | Packers WIre
The Packers got some nice performances from cornerbacks other than Ento as well, including Chandon Sullivan and, as one would expect, Jaire Alexander.
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst calls Devin Funchess' use of racial slur 'unacceptable' – The Athletic (subscription)
Funchess reportedly had a good day of practice on Saturday, but the lasting memory will be his press conference. Brian Gutekunst addressed the situation on Sunday, speaking on behalf of the team: "I do want to say that’s something that is not condoned and it doesn’t live up to what we believe here with the Green Bay Packers.”
Scientists tweak daddy long legs genes to create daddy short legs - CNET
Excellent, important work here from researchers at UW.