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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for August 18, 2014

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We wrap up the reactions from Saturday's game today before another open practice kicks off at noon.

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Jamie Squire

With the Packers on a short week this time around due to a Friday night preseason game, they'll be back on the field this afternoon for their first of three open practices in a row. Meanwhile, we run down some of the big reactions from Saturday's preseason game with links from around the primary Packers media.

In addition, we take a quick look ahead to Friday's game, which features the return of several former Packers now with the Oakland Raiders' organization.

Jeff Janis shows off his speed with impressive TD | Packers.com
This article features quotes from several of the offensive starters regarding their performance in the two drives led by that unit.

Packers' smaller defensive line holding up against the run | JSOnline
They've been playing against relatively vanilla offenses, but it's still a good sign that the line (and the linebackers as well) have been so successful so far against some pretty decent running backs.

Boykin fine as Jones' replacement | Packersnews.com
No argument here - it looks like the chemistry between Aaron Rodgers and Jarrett Boykin is an emerging strength, and he's clearly ahead of Davante Adams in the race for that number 3 WR job.

"Chips Report" from Packers Preseason Win at Rams | Cheesehead TV
You'll get no argument from us on the best and worst players of Saturday's game.

5 Things We Learned: Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams | FOX Sports on MSN
Here's another reaction piece from Saturday's game.

Raiders many Green Bay transplants set to return to familiar confines - Silver And Black Pride
With former Packers exec Reggie McKenzie running things in Oakland, it should not be a huge shock that there are several former Packers playing for him with the Raiders. Many of them are coming to Lambeau Field as a visitor for the first time this Friday night.