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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers news and links for October 16, 2012

Daily Green Bay Packers news and links, today on A.J. Hawk, veteran backups and an interesting play you might have missed.

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Happy Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen. If you missed it yesterday, both Brandon Saine and D.J. Smith have been shut down for the rest of the season with knee injuries. Smith's roster status and any potential replacement is yet to be determined, while Saine is already on I.R. The Packers picked up Johnny White to replace him, but ILB is a bigger concern than HB at the moment. A good portion of today's Green Bay Packers news and links take a look at that spot.

A.J. Hawk's value grows for limping Packers | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

As does the need for him to play well.

Packers look to veteran backups as injuries mount | Green Bay Press-Gazette

In addition to Smith, Sam Shields and Nick Perry might miss out this weekend. We'll get news on their statuses on Wednesday.

Offense, defense combine for top performance |

Because I know everyone loves Vic.

X's & O's: Jordy Nelson's 2nd TD vs. Texans...Thanks To Jarrett Boykin? | Cheesehead TV

An awesome post on something you might have missed.