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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 17, 2015

As the Combine kicks off in Indy, we look down to Florida to get an update on one Packer's legal concerns.

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Players of all shapes and sizes will be fighting for their NFL lives this week; a multitude of tests, both physical and psychological, await the 322 draft-eligible players who will be attending the NFL Scouting Combine. The event begins today, with the offensive linemen, tight ends, and specialists making up the first group of players who will be showing up.

Meanwhile, one Packers free agent-to-be is also fighting for his NFL life, but in a far different manner. Letroy Guion was in court on Monday, and his status (both legal and football) is discussed in today's curds as well.

Solari likes what he sees in Green Bay |
After leading one of the best offensive lines in football the past few years in San Francisco, new assistant coach Mike Solari recognizes the talent that the Packers have stockpiled on their line and is looking forward to working with them.

Letroy Guion trying to get his cash back - ESPN
On Monday, the defensive tackle was in court trying to prove that the marijuana and cash seized during a traffic stop were unrelated. By the end of the week, he will find out whether a judge will grant that and return the money, his car, and his handgun.

If Guion's not dealing pot, Packers should make a deal |
Pete Dougherty weighs in on Guion's legal issues; all told, Pete thinks that the Packers should bring him back on a league-minimum deal as long as they do their homework and determine that he's not actually dealing marijuana.

Raiders, Patriots among 10 NFL teams that must boost salary payroll | USA Today
Perhaps surprisingly, the Packers actually have the highest player expenditures in 2013 and 2014. However, much of that is due to the new contracts for Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, and Jordy Nelson, plus the big signing bonuses that went along with them.

What kept Adam Gase from landing 49ers' top job? -
Apparently if Gase had agreed to hire Jim Tomsula as his defensive coordinator, he'd be the 49ers' head coach right now. Instead, Gase refused to be told what he could do, Tomsula got the Niners' head job, and Gase ended up as John Fox's offensive coordinator (again) in Chicago.

NFL draft diary: TCU's Paul Dawson fighting negative perceptions | USA Today
Here's a first-hand account from one of the top inside linebackers, discussing the so-called "character issues" that are following him.

Tevin Coleman won't work out at NFL Scouting Combine -
One of the top second-day running backs will not be working out in Indy this week, thanks to a foot injury. He'll need to test well in his Pro Day to make up for it.

2015 NFL Combine preview: 8 key storylines to know -
Here are a few of the big, broad items that will dominate the national discussion at the Combine. We'll get into Packers-related items a little more this afternoon.