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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 29, 2014

Cornerback prospects get the draft profile treatment and a top NFL safety gets paid.

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Pierre Desir (30) records an interception in the Senior Bowl.
Pierre Desir (30) records an interception in the Senior Bowl.
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Nine more days, everyone - the countdown to the 2014 NFL Draft currently sits at nine days. The agonizing wait is slowly drawing to an end.

Of course, that means we have more draft profiles on prospects who may be interesting to the Green Bay Packers and Ted Thompson. There's also a link today regarding the team's latest big-name free agent signing and another on the health of one of the team's injured former players. Get clicking, and then come on back for some more Packers analysis.

Pierre Desir is rare NFL prospect at cornerback | JSOnline
Desir is one of my favorite prospects in this year's draft, and we discussed him briefly in a comment thread yesterday. Check out his great story, and don't rule out the possibility of him moving to safety.

Draft Profile: Florida's Marcus Roberson an option at corner - JSOnline
Here's a name we haven't heard much about lately, but who fits the bill as a taller, athletic corner.

Report: Finley scheduled for X-rays Monday | Packersnews
Clearing that X-ray that was taken yesterday would be a huge hurdle, and if his own doctors clear him, you can bet that the Packers will want to take a look at him before the draft.

NFL Draft: Utah's Trevor Reilly Aims for Clay Matthews Territory | Cheesehead TV
Here's a name I haven't heard much about until recently, but the 26-year-old linebacker has some pretty solid physical skills to go along with good college production with the Utes.

Pep in their step | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers' players are excited. The coaching staff is excited. Fans: get excited about Julius Peppers if you aren't already.

Earl Thomas signs long-term extension with Seahawks, per report - Field Gulls
The highest-paid safety in the NFL? It's not Jairus Byrd any more, it's Earl Thomas.

An infographic guide to Teddy Bridgewater's many faults -
No wonder everybody has been dropping Teddy down their draft boards.