Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News And Links For August 23, 2012

Aug 16, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden (93) and cornerback Tramon Williams (38) pray prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. The Browns defeated the Packers 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Happy football day, ladies and gentlemen. The Green Bay Packers take on the Cincinnati Bengals in their preseason dress rehearsal tonight. The first two preseason games were rough, but nothing to be concerned about. If the Packers look poor in the third preseason game with all of Marshall Newhouse, Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley and Charles Woodson back on the field, it'll be time to freak out. Most of today's daily dose of Green Bay Packers news and links is obviously about the game ahead.

First roster reduction looming | Packers.com

Oh yeah, this. On Monday, 15 guys lose their jobs.

Packers' defensive changes get put to the test | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

In addition to all of this, Jermaine Gresham is out, so it will be super concerning if the defense doesn't pass said test tonight.

Packers vs. Bengals: 5 Things You Could Watch But Certainly Don't Have To | Cheesehead TV

Nodding head vigorously at No. 4.

Packers hope offense can tame the Bengals | FOX Sports Wisconsin

A stealth 5 things to watch piece.

Roster analysis: Quiet camp puts heat on fifth-rounder Manning | Green Bay Press-Gazette

If he can't make the roster even with Bishop injured ... ouch.

Cashing in his 'chip' | ESPN Wisconsin

Jason Wilde on Cedric Benson.

More from around SB Nation after the jump.

Train Derailed: Maurice Jones-Drew Headed For Disaster | SBNation.com

Once again: MJD has no leverage.

Curley Culp, Dave Robinson Are Pro Football Hall Of Fame Senior Nominees | SBNation.com

Dave Robinson, if you didn't know, is a former Packers player. Great to see a former Packer nominated, but, uh, Jerry Kramer anyone?

Press Pass: Exploring the 49ers Offense with Quarterback Alex Smith | Niners Nation

Not that Alex Smith terrifies me, but have I mentioned that the 49ers terrify me?

Marcus Thomas A 'Very Interesting Story' | Big Blue View

Basically, if you play defensive line for the Giants, you become good because magic.

Detroit Lions Sign WR Kassim Osgood | Pride Of Detroit

Oh my god, he made a reference to "It's So Cold In The D".

Report: Cowboys' Jason Witten Won't Need Surgery | Blogging The Boys

Great news.

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