Weekend Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 24, 2013

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We have links on Ted's free agent strategy and its impact on the draft, along with some oddities from around the NFL.

It's a little bit late, but here's a little cheese to go along with your Sunday brunch. Have a lazy day in front of the TV or with your family and relax before heading back to work tomorrow.

Packers' Ted Thompson wary of free agents for a good reason
Here's Tyler Dunne reminder of why Ted's strategy of not signing big-name free agents is a good one.

Pay to win? 2013 season will put free agency strategies to test | Packersnews | packersnews.com
Not to be outdone, the Press-Gazette counters by saying that this season's record could either vindicate Ted's that plan or prove that it's not working.

2013 NFL draft - Impact of offseason moves on NFC North plans - ESPN
It's behind the ESPN paywall, but the argument is fascinating. They basically say that the Packers could draft anything but quarterback or corner in the first round.

Geno Smith tops QB crop; Matt Barkley rests on workout - Packers.com
Vic's latest column breaks down the quarterbacks in this year's draft. Why, I don't know, since the Packers won't be drafting one before the last two rounds, and probably won't draft one at all.

2013 NFL mock draft: SB Nation bloggers are on the clock - SBNation.com
Keep up with the SBNation blogger mock draft here. They've got six picks up so far, and we'll be on the clock in a few days for the 26th pick.

Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown in Cal spring game - SBNation.com
Yes, you read that right. An starting NFL running back played in his alma mater's spring game.

Vince Wilfork upset after Ted Johnson calls his wife 'ugly' - SBNation.com
Note: this is highly NSFW. But it's a lesson: don't insult the loved ones of a huge defensive tackle.

Enjoy your Sunday.

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