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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 14, 2014

We have a look at a potential first-round safety in today's curds, along with yet another piece of proof showing how awesome we Packers fans are.

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Happy Friday, everyone! If you're choosing to celebrate this 14th of February by doing something special with a particular person, then we hope you enjoy whatever it is you have planned.

While many of you may be spending this evening with your Valentines, Ted Thompson is probably doing the same - only his Valentine is his draft board, since the Scouting Combine starts in a few days. With that in mind, we have a mock draft roundup and a look at one safety who has been frequently projected to go to the Packers - Louisville's Calvin Pryor.

Oh, and by the way: way to go, Packers fans - we're the most die-hard fans alive and we don't need a report from Nielsen to tell us that, but a little extra proof is never a bad thing.

Jermichael Finley, agent optimistic TE will be cleared; Packers future uncertain - JSOnline
Considering the doctor who performed Finley's surgery works for the Steelers, I would expect them to make a run at signing 88 if he is indeed cleared to play.

First Draft: Against S Calvin Pryor, 'you're going to pay a price' - JSOnline
Sound tackling, a smart guy, and big hits? I'm liking the idea of him in Green and Gold.

Van Pelt: My job as QB coach is to continually challenge Rodgers | Packersnews
"My job is to continually challenge him. To make him think and learn about things that haven’t been emphasized in awhile. Point out areas where I think we can improve in."

Inside Slant: Salary cap carryover numbers - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Boom. Green Bay has just under $10 million in cap room to roll over to 2014, which puts them with close to $28 million in total cap space.

Clayton's mailbag -- Restricted free agent market dry - ESPN
John Clayton says that M.D. Jennings is one of the best restricted free agents on the market this year. He actually might be right - which says a lot about the crop of RFAs out there this year.

Annual Pre-Combine Mock Draft Survey Has Packers Taking DL Louis Nix in Round One | Cheesehead TV
This is pulled from over 100 mock drafts out there, and Nix had the most projections, just ahead of TE Jace Amaro, ILB C.J. Mosley, and safeties Calvin Pryor and Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix.

Packers, Saints lead top NFL fan bases in recent Nielsen report -
Because obviously.

NFL Draft 2014: Jadeveon Clowney wants to run 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds -
That's insane for a guy who was listed at 274 pounds.