Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 17, 2013

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

As the Packers try to deal with injuries, at least we don't have headlines written about our team like the ones that they write about the Jets.

The Green Bay Packers are yet again a M*A*S*H unit. It's so bad that they might not have 46 players healthy enough to play on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Then again, the player that the Browns just poached from Green Bay's practice squad has a torn ACL, so those injuries extend even beyond the Packers' locker room.

It's getting ridiculous, folks. Here's the news of the day.

Notes - Packers' injuries so bad, game-day roster may come up short - JSOnline
So if the Joneses, Hayward, and Neal are all held out, we'll gear up 45 players. Ugh.

Injury-plagued Packers stick with rookies - JSOnline
Well, it's not like they have much of a choice, especially at linebacker.

Hayward's return will force Packers into tough cornerback decisions | Packersnews
Frankly, I don't see that tough a decision, especially with Davon House being pulled off defense last week to play on special teams. Play Hayward in the slot in the nickel, and bring Hyde in on the other side in the dime.

Worthy bides his time, still waiting for green light to practice | Packersnews
I thought Jerel Worthy would be out there yesterday on the first day he was available. Instead, Derek Sherrod was the one PUP list player practicing.

Mike McCarthy's motto: 'Keep calm and carry on' - ESPN
And our motto is right on our home page: "Keep Calm and Trust Ted."

The Notebook: Home field embarrassment -
A former NFL player noticed how the Packers used Eddie Lacy as their "closer" this week and discusses how that will be critical for the team moving forward.

NFL Thursday night games happen because of dollars, not sense -
Ugh. Thursday games suck. If only there were a way to have the teams playing on Thursdays have a full week or more of preparation for the game...(check back here in a few hours for some ideas).

Rex Ryan clarifies that he did not ask the Jets to withhold sex from their wives -
The headline is ridiculous, but the actual news here is that kick returner/wide receiver Josh Cribbs is off the market, having signed with the Jets recently.

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