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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 7, 2014

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HGH testing is here, and the safeties look like a whole new unit this year.

Jonathan Daniel

Happy Tuesday Packers fans. Today, we can start looking ahead to Green Bay's week six game in Miami, which will likely be taking place in steamy weather in the early afternoon on Sunday.

In today's curds, we look at a few more of the unsung heroes from Thursday's game, including everyone's favorite red-haired punter, and we get a little bit more insight into the surprising cut that came down yesterday. Enjoy your curds today, and keep it here for more Packers news and analysis.

No-huddle no problem on hot day |
One of the keys to the defense's turnaround, according to Dom Capers, is their ability to get pressure on the quarterback with a four-man rush. As is always the case, that opens the door for the back seven to take away the receivers much more effectively.

Safety becomes a position of strength for Packers | JSOnline
We actually threw this out as a possibility early on in training camp, and it looks like Brendan was on to something. More and more, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is taking over the free safety position from Micah Hyde, as the rookie played 69 snaps on Thursday night to Hyde's 42.

Masthay boots first 'complete game' vs. Vikings |
Averaging over 50 yards per punt with five dropped inside the 20? Yeah, the Ginger Wolverine had a darn good day.

Green Bay Packers say improved roster reason for Ryan Taylor's release | FOX Sports
Here are some of the comments from Taylor's coordinators, Tom Clements and Shawn Slocum about his release. It's key that the team feels very comfortable without Taylor on special teams, and they feel like they have better depth there than in recent years.

Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk welcomes HGH testing - ESPN
Good for Hawk - he's said that he's happy to be tested. Hopefully the testing protocol is sturdy enough that it can detect HGH well enough to serve its purpose.

The refs won't let Percy Harvin have a touchdown and fantasy owners are so sad -
As someone who does not have Harvin on any team, nor was facing opponents with him, I didn't have much of an opinion on this personally, but I feel a little bit bad for people who were playing in close games and could have used an extra six (or 12, or 18) points from him last night.