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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 16, 2014

Aaron Rodgers got paid in 2013, and he's in the top five highest-paid athletes of 2013.

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Tuesday was a big news day for the Green Bay Packers this week. Matt Flynn reportedly agreed to a new contract with the team, giving Mike McCarthy a trio of quarterbacks whom he likes. Also, the team's annual Tailgate Tour kicked off, and we learned more about the Packers' gradually-improving relationship with Brett Favre from team President/CEO Mark Murphy.

What will Wednesday have in store for us? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, give your mouse button finger a workout by clicking around in today's curds.

Running backs still important to Packers offense | JSOnline
I would think that Eddie Lacy's performance in 2013, especially when Aaron Rodgers was out with his collarbone injury, proved that fact.

Rodgers, Stafford, Brady among world’s highest-paid athletes | ProFootballTalk
Aaron Rodgers ranked fourth in the world in base compensation from his team or sport in 2013. A lot of that is due to his big signing bonus last year for his new contract. Keep in mind, though, that this doesn't take into account that sweet, sweet State Farm endorsement money.

Matt Flynn provides important insurance - ESPN
Who feels better now that the Packers have Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien instead of Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman?

Green Bay Packers Official Blog | Day 1 complete -
Who knew that Brad Jones was working towards a degree in astrophysics?

TMZ investigation story about Colin Kaepernick in LA shows disregard for truth with dated photograph - Niners Nation
Lesson: don't pay too much attention to TMZ.

The Notebook: Is Kelvin Benjamin the next big thing? -
Here's a look at Kelvin Benjamin and why he's viewed as a fringe first round prospect instead of a top-15 pick.

Finally, we leave you with deep thoughts from the Packers' own Randall Cobb:

I know how you feel, Randall - ordering a Western omelette always feels a little strange to me.