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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 23, 2015

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The NFL is gearing up for its annual meeting this week, and a few Packers officials spoke to the media over the weekend.

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Happy Monday, Packers fans. Sure, another week has gone by without a free agent signing, but let's not get too worried. After all, few (if any) players have been signed over the past few days, as the NFL has been focused heavily on preparations for the NFL meetings which will run through Wednesday.

In those discussions, the possible rules changes will be a hot topic. However, one Packers official thinks it's unlikely to see a specific change take effect soon, while another is focused squarely on the development of his players. Click here for a recap of several of the rules change proposals and let's get this week off to a good start with a solid Monday.

Overtime rule change not likely to pass | Packers.com
That's according to Packers CEO Mark Murphy, who thinks that the proposal to ensure that both teams get a possession in overtime will not be approved.

Tolzien's development encourages McCarthy | Packersnews.com
The head coach spoke at owners' meetings about a number of topics, including the backup quarterback position. He praised Scott Tolzien's work ethic and expressing his hope for another young player coming in through the draft.

McCarthy feeling good about his bigs | JSOnline
The coach also discussed the defensive line, mentioning Khyri Thornton as one player who has "turned the corner" in the weight room. Stay tuned for more on McCarthy's comments.

Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas - ESPN
You probably saw the report on our front page about this from Friday, but here are some more details. Even with a plea agreement, the former NFL safety is facing some substantial jail time.

Chuck Bednarik, Eagles legend, passes away at 89 - Bleeding Green Nation
Our condolences to our Eagles brethren, who are mourning the loss of one of the NFL's greatest players.

Oddly slow 40 times tarnish inaugural NFL veteran combine - SBNation.com
Here is some reaction from the event's first time through, which featured a new timing technology and some surprises for the players who were assessed by it.

James Jones :: Win or Go Home Mentality
The former Packers receiver discusses the mindset a player needs in March Madness and gives his picks for the Final Four (but unfortunately lost one of those teams early on Thursday).