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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for December 19, 2013

Two of the Packers' first three picks from the 2013 draft are earning accolades for their play this season.

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With everyone continuing to wait on Aaron Rodgers to be cleared to play, the Green Bay Packers and assorted media are carrying on and focusing on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meanwhile, a pair of Packers rookies are getting attention for their impact on the offense this season, with one of them the odds-on favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year. We bring you that and more in today's cheese curds.

"Smiling from ear to ear" Cobb returns to work - ESPN Wisconsin
The guy is just remembering how to run, though, so don't expect him to be activated this week or probably even next week.

Eddie Lacy's case for rookie of the year - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
Right now it looks like a two-man race between Eddie Lacy and Keenan Allen. If Lacy gets another 200 total yards and two touchdowns over the next two games, I can't see him losing.

Ndamukong Suh -- Detroit Lions let 'ants in the house' with losses - ESPN
Suh: "We let a bunch of ants in the house and now you have to go and get an exterminator to get 'em out." As Kev from Windy City Gridiron suggested, the "exterminators" are the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

Good Lines, Bad Lines - The Smash Mouth -
David Bakhtiari gets some love from Rotoworld's Lance Zierlein for his significant improvement at left tackle over Marshall Newhouse's 2012 performance.

Point of Veau: An Offseason in NFL Weight Room Should Do David Bakhtiari Wonders | Cheesehead TV
This is an excellent point, since Bakhtiari's struggles have come in the run game and not pass protection.

Top Earning Undrafted NFL Free Agents | The Daily Spot
Fun fact: Tramon Williams is the highest-paid undrafted defensive back in NFL history.

Seven-Year-Old Writes Supportive Letter To Injured Bengals Punter - Deadspin
"I hope that Steeler player loses his house and has to live in his car."

FCC proposes ending TV blackout rules -
This doesn't affect the Packers (hello 40-year ticket waiting list) but is an interesting idea. It's important to note though that leagues can still negotiate blackout restrictions on their own.