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‘It’s An Interesting Time To Be a Scout’

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Ted Thompson provides an interesting glimpse into what he's thinking heading into Cutdown Weekend. What's the first thing he looks at upon examining the waiver wire? Why doesn't he secure veteran help to replace an injured player? And just how big is Thursday's game?

The Green Bay Packers’ scouts have a lot of rocks to turn over before Saturday’s final cutdown to 53 players. Because of injuries, the Packers are short on depth on the offensive and defensive lines. Tight end isn’t a position of strength, either. And perhaps some rookie that Thompson and his scouts were high on will become available. There will be about 680 players cut loose from the other 3...

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