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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News And Links For April 11, 2012

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We lead off your daily Green Bay Packers news and links with a great article about Nick Collins and whether or not he's going to be able to return to the field. His medical situation is being kept quiet, leading some to speculate that he's leaning towards retirement, but that might not necessarily be the case. We also have stuff on Mike Neal, primetime games and MMA fighters' siblings.

Nick Collins hopes to return to football after fusion surgery | JSOnline

Tom Silverstein with an absolutely top-notch article on what Nick Collins is trying to come back from, players who made it back and players who didn't.

Syracuse pass rusher Chandler Jones employs martial plan | JSOnline

On Johnny Bones' brother, who previously met with the Packers.

Point, counterpoint: Are prime-time games good or bad for a team? |

I think I'm with Vic here. Primetime games are great for fans and for previously average teams with rising stars that have something to promote, but they're not good for the coaches and players.

Cutting Mike Neal Pre- or Post-Draft Makes Little Sense | Cheesehead TV

I'm in agreement with this. I think there's a chance Mike Neal could be cut if he doesn't perform in camp, but I doubt he's cut before the final cut of preseason.

NFL schedule coming next week? | Green Bay Press Gazette

It looks like the schedule is coming on Tuesday night

Packing the Stats: Numbers and Notes From Around the Web | AllGreenBayPackers.Com

Some interesting stats regarding all kinds of Packers stuff at Jersey Al's.

PACKERVILLE, U.S.A.: 46 Years of Media Guides | Part V

The Super Bowl years and the immediate post-Lombardi years.

More from around SB Nation after the jump

Patriots Scheming: Potential Defensive Adjustments | Pats Pulpit

Expect to see some more Packers-esque 2-4-5 from the Pats this year.

Bountygate Evidence May Have Been Fake | Canal Street Chronicles

Bust out your tinfoil hats!

Minnesota Vikings Sign Former Dolphins Linebacker Marvin Mitchell | Daily Norseman

A good special teams player, but he's unlikely to see too much time for the Vikings at linebacker.

DeAndre Levy Reportedly Planning To Sign RFA Tender With Lions This Weekend | Pride Of Detroit

The Lions retain one of their starting outside linebackers if this is true.