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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News And Links For May 1, 2012

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Apr 11, 2012; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie at press conference at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 11, 2012; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie at press conference at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The draft and the bulk of the undrafted rookie free agency party has passed. Real football things come soon, but rookies don't report for orientation for a week and a half. We're in a little bit of a lull/holding pattern thingy. We'll invent things to write about anyway. Here's your daily Green Bay Packers news and links.

Could McKenzie look to Green Bay for scouts? | ESPN Wisconsin

Reggie McKenzie is now in the process of gutting the Raiders' scouting department, and he might try to lure some Packers' scouts to the bay area.

4 main themes emerge from the Green Bay Packers' draft | All Green Bay Packers

Main theme: Ted Thompson is smart.

Breaking down the Packers' draft picks | Brent Favre

For a 15-1 team, there are going to be a LOT of rookies competing for serious playing time.

Packers' draft highlights tackling issues | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Jerron McMillian and Terrell Manning have been picked out as guys whose tackling is among their best assets. Speaking of McMillian...

Packers hope McMillian cures safety issues | JSOnline

If a 4th round guy from an FCS school takes up a starting spot right away, I'll be impressed.

More from around SB Nation after the jump

Phil Emery got his man in Shea McClellin | Windy City Gridiron

I like McClellin, but I have to admit I like him a lot more as a 3-4 OLB than as a 4-3 DE. It will be very interesting to see how well he plays for the Bears. He's expected to get a shot to start opposite Julius Peppers. I think he was a reach at No. 19, especially for a 4-3 team.

Post-draft status of the Miami Dolphins | The Phinsider

Shocker: Ryan Tannehill is expected to start the year as the backup.

Yes, there was apparently a bidding war for "Mr. Irrelevant" Chandler Harnish | Stampede Blue

This is an awesome story.

Umenyiora-Reese Relationship: Reconciliation? What reconciliation? | Big Blue View

"Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF. I'm not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious."