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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 10, 2014

Today's curds take a look at Missouri's Michael Sam, a new mock draft, and the Packers' strategy at addressing the salary cap.

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Alabama LB C.J. Mosley makes a tackle.
Alabama LB C.J. Mosley makes a tackle.
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Welcome to another Monday, Packers fans. The Olympics have started up, which means that I'll be spending almost all of my free time for the next two weeks watching Curling.

As for football news, there was one big story over the weekend, with Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out publicly as gay. If you missed that, here's the story from SBNation's Outsports, and we've got more on how the announcement took place below.

Then we get to the draft itself, and we have a new mock draft this Monday morning that will probably make Packers fans pleased. Also we've got a look at how Ted Thompson's strategy affects the team's financial stability.

Take a spin through today's curds, and enjoy!

Drafting philosophy leaves Packers far under salary cap - JSOnline
The Packers didn't have this kind of cap room when they were out signing guys like Joe Johnson during the Mike Sherman years.

Schneider could be ideal fit as Thompson's successor | Packersnews
Could be? Um, hell yes. If Ted retires any time soon, Schneider should be the first persom Mark Murphy calls.

Packers' Jarrett Bush explains Morgan Burnett-Tony Gonzalez situation - ESPN
I saw this twitter exchange the other day, and it appears that Tony Gonzalez meant #24 was talking trash to him instead of #42.

Packers Annual Checkup: Morgan Burnett | FOX Sports Wisconsin
This is a good look at Burnett's 2013 season, which includes a reminder that he was still pretty good in run support. Coverage, not so much.

'The eagle has landed': The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how NFL prospect Michael Sam came out - Outsports
This is the big draft-related story from the weekend, and Outsports has a really in-depth look at the planning of the announcement itself.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Johnny Manziel No. 1; Rams draft a QB -
Many Packers fans will be happy with this one - SBNation's Matthew Fairburn projects inside linebacker C.J. Mosley to fall to Green Bay at #21.

New Visions Of The New Minnesota Vikings Stadium - Daily Norseman
This place looks like a giant Iceberg, which, I suppose, makes sense for a team called the Vikings.