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

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Hey Green Bay Packers fans: you may be interested to know that an NFL team has submitted an offer sheet for Transition Tagged center Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns. In a day and age in which Franchise and Transition Tags make it all but assured that other teams will stay away from a given player, this is an oddity. Of course, the team submitting said offer sheet is not the Packers, as they would be highly unlikely to have the money to make an offer that the Browns could not match.

Still, it's interesting to note that the Transition Tag process remains alive and well. We have that story and more for you in today's curds.

Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler has nose for ball | JSOnline
Could there be a Vanderbilt pipeline of defensive backs to Green Bay? Casey Hayward has already proven to be excellent (when healthy) and Sean Richardson has shown flashes of talent as well.

We won’t soon forget Wisconsin basketball team |
"I think you need to understand the salary cap to have fuller appreciation of the game. Don’t be afraid of it. Learn about it." Well said, Vic.

What separates the signed and unsigned - ESPN
It makes sense that the players a team is more likely to retain are the ones who played critical roles throughout the previous season. I would bet that most teams show this trend just as strongly as the Packers do.

The Victor Aiyewa Story: From Early Struggles To NFL Success
Need another feel-good story about a Packers player? Here's one on linebacker and special teamer Victor Aiyewa, who was a juvenile delinquent but turned his life around to finally see the field for an NFL team in 2013.

Kelvin Benjamin Could Be the Big Target Packers Are Missing | Cheesehead TV
Here's a thought about a different direction the Packers could go in with their first pick if the premier defensive players are off the board.

Alex Mack will sign offer with Jaguars, hopes Browns don't match -
Who said the Transition Tag was a lock? The Jags are making a run at the Pro Bowl center, but rumor is that the Browns will match whatever offer sheet the Jags can give him.