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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 7, 2015

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While the Packers' star players are playing a wider variety of positions than ever, some of their role players are content filling a much narrower role on the team.

That's the dichotomy we find in today's edition of Cheese Curds. Clay Matthews is playing every linebacker position on the field, and Randall Cobb is lining up outside, in the slot, and in the backfield. Meanwhile, Chris Banjo's role is limited, but he's happy to do it and the Packers are very pleased with how he's performing.

Check out news on those items and much more below.

Clay Matthews of Green Bay Packers moving around formation - ESPN
It seems that one of the best ways to confuse an offense is to keep them guessing on where your top defenders are lining up and make the quarterback or offensive line spend time identifying them on every play.

Packers' emphasis on versatility paying off |
And on that note, I remember a time when the refrain from many Packers fans was that players should focus on just one position rather than moving around. Now, Packers are playing more different positions than ever, and the team is 4-0.

Packers know they can count on Chris Banjo |
Whether it's spot duty on defense with Morgan Burnett and Sean Richardson out, or just leading the special teams, the Packers are happy to have Banjo on the active roster.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix found safety in small town |
Ha Ha shares the same hometown as NFL legend Deacon Jones, and the safety's calm and quiet demeanor is a product of his upbringing there.

Charles Woodson wants first INT against Peyton -
In his legendary career, Woodson has never picked off Peyton Manning, who was the runner-up in 1997 when Woodson won his Heisman Trophy.

2016 NFL mock draft: The Chicago Bears find a new quarterback -
Yes, I know it's early, but it's fun to see the Bears projected to draft first overall