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Cheese Curds, 6/27: Optimism for Robert Tonyan, Packers’ 2021 in photos

Big Bob might be the first of the Packers players with torn ACLs to return to the field.

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If all continues to go well, the Green Bay Packers could have a full group in the tight end room a bit earlier than many were expecting.

That’s because Robert Tonyan, who tore his ACL during last year’s big win in Arizona in late October, is already running and looks poised to be ready to play by the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Tonyan’s rehab appears to be going extremely well, and he was spotted doing movement work at an annual gathering of tight ends from around the NFL.

Tonyan is jockeying with Kylin Hill and Elgton Jenkins to see who can return from their torn ACL first. Hill suffered his injury in the same game as Tonyan, while Jenkins tore his ACL three weeks later in Minnesota.

In addition to some positive news on Tonyan’s recovery, today’s curds find an update from the Packers’ team photographer sharing a few of his favorite shots from 2021 along with his thought processes and the camera settings he used to capture them. It’s a fun summer series, especially for anyone interested in photography.

Keep it here as we continue our Top Plays of 2021 countdown later today by moving into the top 5.

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