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Cheese Curds, 12/17: Charles Woodson & James Jones face old teams on Sunday

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A pair of former teammates (in two different places) square off this weekend with each facing a team that released the other for salary cap and performance reasons.

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Almost three years ago, the Green Bay Packers released Charles Woodson. This spring, the Oakland Raiders cut James Jones.

On Sunday, those two men who played together in both Wisconsin and Northen California will play each other as opponents for the first time, with each of them back with the franchise that drafted them in the first place. Woodson is going through a career resurgence at age 39, while Jones has pitched in with some critical catches and big touchdowns for the Packers to help fill the void left by Jordy Nelson.

The play of these two, and the history that they and these two historic franchises share, should be a fun storyline to watch on Sunday as the Packers travel to Oakland.

Charles Woodson jokes about still being angry | Packers.com
Woodson still remembers when the Packers released him after 2012 and uses it as motivation to keep himself going, but he does have plenty of fond memories of his time in Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers WR James Jones: No extra motivation against Raiders - ESPN
Jones says he's not trying to say "I told you so" to the team that cut him this offseason, but that contradicts what he said earlier this year.

Packers' receiver Cobb became big weapon in McCarthy's secret plan | JSOnline.com
Even though Randall Cobb said he didn't know that McCarthy was calling the plays, the frequency with which the Packers' receiver touched the ball and lined up in the backfield should have been one indicator.

Beat the clock: Aaron Rodgers' quicker release helps Packers' offense - ESPN
Rodgers had the third-slowest average time to release of any QB in the NFL before last week, but in Sunday's win over the Cowboys he averaged about two-tenths of a second less than that previous average.

Packers 230-Yard Effort Puts New Lease on 2015 Season | Football by Football
Former Packer Brady Poppinga breaks down the reasons that the Packers' rushing attack was so successful against Dallas, and it really does come down to execution by both the offensive line and the running backs.