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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for August 15, 2014

We look ahead to Saturday's preseason game and how it should be a big test for a pair of young Packers.

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Joe Robbins

When the Packers take the field tomorrow afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome, roster spots will be on the line. A few of the players fighting for those spots (and one fighting for a starting job) are featured in today's cheese curds, as they need impressive performances to keep their momentum moving in the right direction.

One such player is quarterback Scott Tolzien, who continues his quest to usurp Matt Flynn. Read up on him, center JC Tretter, and more below.

It could be a big game for Scott Tolzien in St. Louis |
Tolzien looked more confident and capable than Matt Flynn in the rain last week, but we'll need to see more of the same from him in a dome for him to potentially supplant Flynn as the team's #2 QB.

Packers' roster looks deep, mostly settled | JSOnline
Bob McGinn's week two roster breakdown identifies 40 players as "locks" or "good bets", up from 32 at this time a year ago.

After strong debut, Tretter readies for another test |
Indeed - going up against Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald will be a steep challenge for the second-year center playing in just his second game.

Colt Lyerla of Green Bay Packers has MCL, PCL tears - ESPN
No surgery means that Lyerla isn't going to be out for the season for sure, but it sure makes it a difficult proposition to keep him around on the active roster.

Chasing greatness | ESPN Wisconsin
Datone Jones talks about his attitude change when he takes the field: "I love to smile and I love to joke around, but when it comes to being between those lines, I just switch. I can turn it on and off."

Meet Quarterback Ref, who has an absolute cannon -
Get that guy a uniform. One that has a helmet, not stripes.