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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 2, 2015

The Packers' young players are looking to make a mark this week, as injuries and effectiveness in short bursts are getting them on the field.

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As more and more Green Bay Packers continue to drop off the field with injuries, young players are continuously forced into playing time to make up for those absences. Meanwhile, another oung player is earning playing time on his own merits rather than as a result of circumstance.

While shuffling goes on at tight end and outside linebacker, the Packers' defensive line will get a boost this week with the return of Letroy Guion. The Packers are expecting to have him available this week, and with B.J. Raji manning the nose tackle spot, Guion can slide out to defensive end, likely the 5-technique position, to help anchor against the run.

Check out that and much more in today's curds below.

Aaron Rodgers voted FedEx Air Player of the Week |
Take that, PFF. Rodgers won the award, which is voted on by the fans, over Tom Brady and Andy Dalton.

Letroy Guion, B.J. Raji together at last on Green Bay Packers' D-line - ESPN
The two have played together only in this year's preseason - Guion only started playing during the 2014 training camp after Raji went out with his torn biceps.

Preparation could be paying off for Packers tight end Kennard Backman | JSOnline
The Wingate hotel near the Green Bay airport is the home base for the Packers during training camp, but three of the Packers' late-round picks, including Backman, would practice their playbook in the parking lot out back.

Jayrone Elliott pushing for playing time |
Elliott has played just 24 snaps in his last two games, but he has racked up a sack, and interception, and a forced fumble in that small amount of playing time.

Packers WR Davante Adams has only 'slight' chance to play vs. 49ers - ESPN
Unless Davante Adams makes significant improvements Friday and Saturday, he is unlikely to play Sunday in Santa Clara.

Jerry Kramer vs. Dick Stanfel: Compare their credentials |
Cliff Christl asks if the Hall of Fame senior committee process is broken. Seeing the records for the two, it still agitates me that they picked Stanfel.

Raiders owner Mark Davis seems like a mostly nice guy who is also a lunatic -
He carries an old Nokia phone, drives a conversion van, and sets up an office at his local P.F. Chang's. What?!