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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 2, 2014

Today's cheese curds feature quotes from Packers' linemen and their star QB, plus a look at former Packers assistant Andy Reid's motivational strategy.

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Welcome to another Monday in the NFL offseason program. This week marks the second set of Organized Team Activities for the Green Bay Packers, which will kick off on Tuesday with an open practice.

In the meantime, we're still digesting quotes and information from last Thursday's open practice and from the players' media availability afterwards. Many of the players' quotes are featured in pieces in today's curds, so start clicking and reading up on what they're up to.

Also, former Packers assistant coach Andy Reid has a rather unique way to motivate his players. Knowing Reid, I'm going to guess that there's bacon involved, too.

JC Tretter ready for healthy competition | JSOnline
We discussed the center competition a little bit over the weekend, but here Lori Nickel goes over a number of quotes from the second-year center discussing his recovery from injury and path forward this offseason.

Sticking with Packers, B.J. Raji excited to move back inside - JSOnline
Raji on the move back to nose tackle: "I’d be lying to say it wasn’t a major factor in my decision to come back."

Teammates sold on Peppers' impact | Packersnews
Mike McCarthy said on Thursday that Julius Peppers "moves like a young man." A.J. Hawk echoed those sentiments, saying "He runs like he’s 18."

Aaron Rodgers slims down, more flexible - ESPN
We missed this a few days ago - apparently Rodgers has lost 11 pounds this offseason in an attempt to be more flexible (and presumably a little more mobile as well).

McCarthy puts focus on takeaways | ESPN Wisconsin
Here's a thorough explanation of what the new "Team Takeaway" drill entails. I can only imagine how fascinating it would be to watch Josh Boyd in pass coverage against Josh Sitton.

How long could you make it as an NFL coach? -
I give myself and my Madden playbook two months, tops.

Alex Smith says Andy Reid is "always treating us to cheeseburgers" - Arrowhead Pride
Suddenly I want to play for Andy Reid.

'Ha Ha Kitten-Dix' is the cutest NFL rookie kitten -
Cutest Packers-related pet ever?