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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 17, 2014

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Free agency speculation is continuing, with a veteran and a player finishing his rookie year both awaiting decisions from birthday boy Ted Thompson and company.

Jonathan Daniel

It's Friday, which is cause for mild celebration in offices around the world. But it's not just any Friday, Green Bay Packers fans: it's also Ted Thompson's birthday! Hmm...I wonder what Ted will do to celebrate...?

Yup, that sounds about right.

In honor of Ted's 61st birthday, we look at moves he probably will make (see Chris Banjo below), moves he absolutely won't make (see Darrelle Revis), and moves he may or may not make and we have no idea which it will be (see John Kuhn).


Kuhn, Packers at crossroads as free agency looms | Packersnews
John Kuhn's greatest value continues to lie in the intangibles - knowing the playbook and having a knack for being in the right place at the right time (like blocking Julius Peppers).

Notebook: Banjo optimistic about staying with Packers | Packersnews
The chances of Chris Banjo NOT getting a league-minimum contract to keep him in Green Bay are about the same as Ted calling me up to join the scouting department.

Revis Repo: Options for the Buccaneers If They Decide His Cap Number Is Too High - Bucs Nation
The Packers' first and third picks this year, plus a 2015 3rd-rounder for Darrelle Revis and his $16M per year deal? LOL NOPE.

Crosby's vow: No repeating '13 - ESPN Wisconsin
I like it. Don't dwell on past failures OR successes, just go out and do your job.

NFLN survey/respected player: Packers - ESPN
Aaron Rodgers was the fifth-most-respected player around the NFL according to ESPN's survey.

NFLN survey/franchise player: Packers - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
"The fact that more players chose the 37-year-old Manning and the 36-year-old Brady over Rodgers, 30, and Luck, 24, tells how players think -- they want to win now." I don't blame them - success is fleeting, and NFL careers are short.

Pantsform: Jim Harbaugh's pants, reviewed -
Jim Harbaugh: fashion icon.

Breaking Madden, 49ers vs. Seahawks: BEEFTANK's path to Self -
Clarence BEEFTANK is the hero of Breaking Madden, and the lovable little man who started it all. Oh, and Jon's criteria for picking defenders this week is hilarious.