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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 9, 2014

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Jordy Nelson is interviewed before driving the pace car at a NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway in May.
Jordy Nelson is interviewed before driving the pace car at a NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway in May.
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The big event this weekend involving the Green Bay Packers was Jordy Nelson's charity softball game, which was held at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. In today's Cheese Curds, we have descriptions of the game, as well as quotes from Nelson afterwards on his contract situation.

In other news, injured and ineffective Packers look to rebound in 2014, while the NFL continues its quest for the almighty dollar. Oh, and the Packers' third week of OTAs begins with an open practice on Tuesday.

On to the curds!

Nelson a big hit as Packers charity softball game host | Packersnews
From one wide receiver to another, the softball game's beat continues on with fun, family, and charity as the primary drivers.

Jordy Nelson doesn't hide desire to stay with Packers - ESPN
Speaking of Jordy, here are his comments on hoping to stay in Green Bay: "We don't want to go anywhere else. We love it here. We want to be here, and hopefully we can get to that point."

Casey Hayward looks to make impact after injury-plagued 2013 - 620 WTMJ
Hey look who's in the author line! Anyway, our Aron Yohannes, who's currently interning with WTMJ, has a great interview piece over there with the Packers' third-year corner as he tries to bounce back from injury to make a major impact this season.

Who will make the second year jump for Packers? - JSOnline
Tretter and Datone Jones are obvious choices, but I'm hoping for a big step from Sam Barrington.

Murphy Takes Five: Reconfigured Harlan Plaza to open in July |
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy does his regular mailbag, and takes questions about the layout of the newly renovated Lambeau Field Atrium, extending the NFL Draft, and Colt Lyerla.

The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities -
We'll look at this a little closer soon, but these are some completely absurd demands from a league that's already swimming in money anyway.

Richard Sherman wins 'Madden NFL 15' cover vote -
Here's hoping the Madden Curse (the Daunte Culpepper poor play version, not the injury version) kicks in for Week One.