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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers news and links for February 19, 2015

Combine time.

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The NFL Scouting Combine is underway. Our beloved leader Evan "Tex" Western furnished these fine pages with plenty of draft content on Wednesday. He even asked the question that yielded the well-circulated quotes from Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman about Charles Johnson. Send Tex a compliment on the Twitters if you find the time.

As for the Green Bay Packers, they are in full combine mode. Here are some stories about the possible future Packers:

Possible draft choices for Packers at key positions | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In an unsurprising development, the first position mentioned for the Packers is inside linebacker. There's no Ryan Shazier or C.J. Mosley in this draft class. However, an athletic player like Washington's Shaq Thompson or Miami's Denzel Perryman could pique Green Bay's interest.

What's on tap for the Packers at the combine | ESPN

While Ted Thompson and company will be spending plenty of time with the draft prospects, perhaps the most important thing happening at the combine as it relates to the Packers' 2015 season is their discussions with the agents for Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga and their bevy of other free agents.

Packers Annual Checkup: Morgan Burnett | Fox Sports

After Morgan Burnett disappointing in 2013 following his big extension, he rebounded to have the best season of his career in 2014. Part of his success was predicated on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix taking most of the snaps in centerfield when the Packers went with single-high safety looks. Still, Burnett became a more consistent playmaker in coverage and against the run.

John Fox won't commit to Jay Cutler as Bears' starter | SB Nation

While Fox won't say definitely that it'll be Jay Cutler under center come Week 1, it's hard to see the Bears finding a capable replacement this offseason. More likely, Chicago rides with Cutler for another year and, if things don't improve, cut him lose in 2016 when the salary cap ramifications aren't so extreme.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.