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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 26, 2014

The Scouting Combine is over, and the focus flips over to free agency as the offseason rolls along.


Welcome to Wednesday, Packers fans. The Underwear Olympics are over, as draft-eligible prospects have all returned home from Indianapolis to get ready for their Pro Days. We'll be looking closely at those private workouts as the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, and we'll make sure to keep you updated on those events.

In the meantime, we can continue the free agency speculation, and a few Packers blogs are continuing to do so regarding the defensive line. B.J. Raji is of course the hot topic, but one draft-eligible linemen has called into question the reports of the Packers wanting to get lighter on the line.

Enjoy the links, and we'll be back later today with some winners and losers from the Scouting Combine.

Green Bay Packers' Micah Hyde could minimize team's safety need - ESPN
I can definitely see Hyde in the Charles Woodson-like role, circa 2012, playing safety in base and slot corner in sub packages.

Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews on defensive help, thumb & more - ESPN
"On the defensive side of the ball, we need to have more playmakers and get off the field more often and put the ball back into our offense’s hands."

DL analysis: Re-signing Raji should be No. 1 priority | Packersnews
For clarification, that's number one priority among defensive linemen. As long as they don't give him too much money, I'm okay with this plan.

Will Sutton Corroborates the Packers Don’t Want to Get Smaller on the D-Line | Cheesehead TV
The Arizona State defensive lineman said the Packers want him to keep weight on, which seems to confirm Mike McCarthy's comments about not wanting lighter, smaller players on the line.

NFL Combine: The road less traveled -
Here's a great story from Colts tight end Weslye Saunders about his Scouting Combine experience - which had plenty of good and plenty of bad involved.

The Notebook: Khalil Mack is smooth, polished and ready to wreak havoc -
Mack is a great fit in any scheme, and looks to be one of the top picks in this year's draft.

NFL daft: A partial history of draft day's terrible decisions and total failures -
This can be summarized by saying "LOL, Matt Millen."