Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 30, 2014

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With the first open practice and media availability of OTAs wrapped up, let's take a spin around the blogosphere to find out a little more about what's going on in Green Bay.

Happy Friday, Packers fans. We've made it to the last day of the first round of OTAs, and we learned a little bit more about some of the team's plans to shuffle around some personnel when the season rolls around.

Below, we have a number of links about players who are in different positions or are new to Green Bay and how they are fitting in early on in practice. Stay tuned to APC for more today on OTAs and other Packers news that comes up.

Aaron Rodgers wants new center to stick around awhile | Packers.com
You really get the feeling that Rodgers is sick of taking snaps from a different center each year.

Packers giving Micah Hyde a test run at safety | JSOnline
Don't necessarily read much into Hyde working with the first team ahead of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Safeties coach Darren Perry: "We're just exploring all of our options right now. We're just going to see how things go. Obviously we think he's a good football player; we're just trying to get the best combination of guys on the field."

Addition by subtraction | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers are hoping that less complexity in their defensive scheme will lead to better results on the field. A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and Mike McCarthy all weigh in on the issue.

Ex-teammate says Jermichael Finley will play again - ESPN
Brandon Bostick discusses Finley's recovery: "I'm just proud of him. It's been a long wait for him. Now he's just trying to get in somewhere. I think he'll be back. I don't know what team or if it will be here."

Packers Xs and Os: In Search of a Raji Resurgence | Cheesehead TV
Can we PLEASE have 2010 Raji back?

Doug Baldwin agrees to 2-year contract extension with Seahawks, per report - SBNation.com
$13 million over the next three years for Baldwin shows just how ludicrously smart the Packers' contract extension for Jordy Nelson ($12.5 million over four years) was back in 2011.

Don't Troll Matt Barkley on Twitter - Bleeding Green Nation
Nicely done, Mister Barkley.

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