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Cheese Curds, 12/16: Packers' cornerbacks carry on strong tradition

From Woodson and Harris to Shields and now to Randall and Rollins, Green Bay continues to put excellent corners on the field.

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The Green Bay Packers have a good one in Joe Whitt.

This is not news. The Packers' cornerbacks coach has worked with numerous great players, for example Charles Woodson, who earned a Defensive Player of the Year award under Whitt's tutelage. But Whitt has developed a pair of undrafted free agents into Pro Bowlers and now is looking to do so again with draft picks from this year's first and second rounds.

The lessons that the older, departed veterans taught their younger counterparts are still in play, though. And though the rookies have been called upon in critical moments to cover some of the league's best receivers, they haven't missed a beat.

Check out stories on that unit and much more in today's curds.

Cobb: Packers establishing 'who we are' |
Randall Cobb says he didn't realize Mike McCarthy was calling plays until the fourth quarter, and that the offense's improvement was all due to better execution.

Packers' Shields says he learned a lot from Charles Woodson |
The Packers' top cornerback learned a lot from an old mentor. Woodson used to run sprints long after the other players had gone home, a tradition that Shields maintains to this day.

Green Bay Packers rookies Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins impress - ESPN
We knew that these rookies would be asked to play a big role at some point this season, but the success that they have had when put on the field in tandem bodes well for their continued development.

Daniels' deal good for 2015 cap |
The new contract that Mike Daniels signed will add $2.4 million to this year's salary cap, since his signing bonus gets prorated starting this year. His cap numbers then vary between $7.4M next season and a maximum of $10.9M in 2019.

Jeff Janis gunning for more special-teams success |
Why Lucky Whitehead didn't call more fair catches on Sunday, we'll never know - but it made for some highlight-reel tackles for Janis, who has 14 special teams tackles this year.

Khalil Mack is very good at making blockers look very bad -
David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga will have their hands full on Sunday when they face one of the NFL's best young pass-rushers.

Joey Bosa, Jared Goff go 1-2 in first 2016 Mock Draft | Pro Football Focus
The Packers are projected to take Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings, who is listed at 6'2" and 310 pounds, to help fill the middle of the line if B.J. Raji does not return.