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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 15, 2015

The Packers got some injured players back at practice and won't hold any of them out an extra week if they're ready to play.

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If you thought that the Green Bay Packers might play it safe in week six with some of their injured players because they have a bye week coming up in week seven, think again.

The Packers got a few of their injured players back at practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday, and the attitude from Mike McCarthy and company appears to be that if a player is healthy enough to play, he'll play against the Chargers this Sunday afternoon.

One such player who will not be on the field is safety Sean Richardson, whose second serious neck injury has landed him on injured reserve. Some of his teammates, including one who has been with him since college, have chosen to honor him with their play the rest of the season.

We've got all this news on injuries and much more in today's curds.

Aaron Rodgers wants to play faster |
Expect a little quicker tempo for the Packers' offense on Sunday against the Chargers.

Aaron Rodgers running more than ever |
QB12 has more carries through the first five games of this season than in any other year at the helm, and it's entirely possible that it's because the receivers, sans Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, just aren't getting open.

Davante Adams of Green Bay Packers returns to practice - ESPN
Adams wasn't the only injured player practicing, as he, Morgan Burnett, T.J. Lang, and Jake Ryan were all listed as limited on Wednesday.

Clinton-Dix, Hayward vow to play for fallen 'brother' Richardson | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers' starting free safety looks up to Richardson and works out with him in the offseason, while Hayward has been a teammate since college. Both players, along with the rest of the secondary, are dedicating the rest of this season to the fourth-year safety.

Melvin Gordon working to fit into passing offense |
The knocks on Gordon coming out of Wisconsin were, of course, catching and pass blocking. But Gordon got into the passing game in a big way on Monday night, with nine targets, seven catches, and 52 receiving yards.

Dion Lewis leads list of top offseason bargains -
No surprise here - James Jones is in the top five on this list after scoring five touchdowns in five games.

Who the hell is David Johnson and why is he scoring all the Cardinals' touchdowns? -
I remember a bunch of us at APC having a draft crush on Johnson after watching him in the Senior Bowl and at the Scouting Combine. He's got six touchdowns on the year already and is in line for a lot more.