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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 20, 2014

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A pair of young players are looking to make the most of their opportunities this year as they work their way into roles as impact players.

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The Green Bay Packers have no shortage of young talent on their roster. Good draft picks over the past few years have led to a solid influx of talent, and a pair of players whose talent has been displayed in spurts are third-year corner Casey Hayward and rookie wideout Davante Adams.

Both of those players are highlighted in articles in today's cheese curds, as they each are looking to make the most of their opportunities. Though Hayward has had more chances to make big plays, Adams is working on his game to ensure that he's ready when his number is indeed called.

As the team prepares for the Vikings this Sunday, let's take a look at these young guys as they continue to expand their roles.

No letdown expected from Packers | Packers.com
Aaron Rodgers says that the team has to "guard against complacency slipping into the locker room and slipping into your mind." With the veteran leadership present on this team, look for them to come out strong this week.

Packers rookie Davante Adams makes most of opportunities | JSOnline
Though Davante Adams hasn't had a lot of production lately, it's not for lack of playing time - teams just aren't double-covering Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and those guys get open.

Hayward making most of corner rotation | Packersnews.com
Not only is Casey Hayward involved in turnover plays (four in the past five games), but he's not allowing big plays - or even many small plays, for that matter, as he leads the NFL in fewest receptions per snap in coverage.

Clay Matthews' groin injury not a concern for Green Bay Packers - ESPN
Though he and Nick Perry showed up on Wednesday's injury report, it doesn't sound like the team or Clay himself are at all concerned about his ability to be ready for the Vikings on Sunday.

Adieu to the Dome | ESPN Wisconsin
Packers fans in general probably aren't sorry to see it go, especially fans who remember the house of horrors that it became in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Leaked Catalog Hints at New Alternate Jerseys for NFL Teams | Uni Watch
One of the teams whose alternate jerseys do not appear in the catalog are our Green Bay Packers. Perhaps the Acme jerseys are going away? My hope is still that they keep the jerseys as they are and find a way to use brown leather-like decals on the helmets.

Florida DE Dante Fowler is the first underclassmen to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft - SBNation.com
We have a quick look at underclassmen in the draft, and Dan Kadar expects that Todd Gurley's injury will indeed lead to Melvin Gordon being the first running back taken in April.