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

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 |
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 |
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.