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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 11, 2015

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When the news was announced six months ago about Brett Favre's Packers Hall of Fame induction and jersey retirement ceremony (all in one), it seemed a bit surprising that both events were to take place at the same time and in the confines of the Lambeau Field Atrium.

It seems that Brett himself would rather open that event up to more fans.

That's our lead story in today's cheese curds, but there are of course a few other newsworthy items as well. We look back at the 2014 Scouting Combine while examining one particular prospect, and also take a look forward to this year's draft with some discussion about the 30th pick. Enjoy!

Favre wants Hall of Fame ceremony in stadium |
While the ceremony this summer is sold out and set to be held in the Lambeau Field Atrium, the former Packers QB thinks it would be better if the event were moved to the field so more fans could attend.

South Alabama's Brandon Bridge offers speed, strength, distance | JSOnline
If the Packers elect to draft a quarterback with a lot of upside in the later rounds this spring, Bridge just might be the right guy.

Michael Bennett's hands are indispensable to the Seahawks -
Hey Mike Trgovac and Winston Moss (and maybe Jerry Montgomery?) - are you guys using fighting drills to improve the Packers' pass-rushers' "hand violence"? If not, why not?

Green Bay Packers retaining defensive assistants - ESPN
This comes in the wake of Montgomery's hiring - apparently the team is opening up a new position for him instead of letting one of the current coaches go.

Packers Draft Mailbag: Eric Kendricks Is the Most Likely First Round Pick | Cheesehead TV
Brian Carriveau sees the UCLA linebacker as the player who both fits a Packers' need and should be available when Ted Thompson is on the clock with the 30th pick.

St. Louis moving ahead with new NFL stadium - NFL -
Read closely...apparently the Packers' head coach dabbles as the president of the Terminal Railroad Association in the offseason.

How did the 2014 NFL Combine winners and losers fare as rookies? -
It was a mixed bag for the players who posted great performances at last year's Combine, as it was for those who disappointed in Indianapolis. That should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this league, though.