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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 6, 2015

Mock drafts, free agency rankings, and more - can we just get to Tuesday so we have real news to discuss?

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Are you sick of the debates and discussion about Randall Cobb's market value? Then there is good news - it's only a matter of days until those arguments will finally be put to rest. While free agency officially begins at 4:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday March 10th, remember that teams and agents can begin to discuss deals tomorrow, March 7th. Keep it here for all the news, rumors, and reports as far as the Packers are concerned.

For now, enjoy the curds as we get ready for the avalanche of free agency foolishness that is about to descend upon the NFL.

Tom Bettis, Packers LB from 1955-61, dies at 81 |
Ray Nitschke's predecessor may be best remembered for who followed him at middle linebacker, but Bettis was a great player in his own right.

Pay that man his money | ESPN Wisconsin
The Cobb debate rolls on, with Jason Wilde making the argument that Cobb's ability to play out of the backfield and his connection with Aaron Rodgers make him worth more than his value as a slot receiver.

2015 NFL free agency: The 20 best available players -
Cobb is listed at number six here, with Bryan Bulaga at 15.

5 Questions: Is there another Julius Peppers signing out there? - JSOnline
The options out there as outside linebackers are numerous, with Jason Worilds, Brian Orakpo, and the like, but Trent Cole probably fits the bill best since, like Peppers, he was released from his previous contract.

Sideline Sports Bar closes near Lambeau Field |
The Packers' development of the land around the stadium will likely begin soon, as the bar and adjacent Road Star Inn are apparently being prepared for demolition.

No change for Green Bay Packers in Mel Kiper's new mock draft - ESPN
Apparently everybody at ESPN likes Jordan Phillips as the Packers' pick at #30 right now.

Report: Door Remains Open for A.J. Hawk in Green Bay | Cheesehead TV
Thoughts? I tend to agree that the only way for the Packers to bring Hawk back would be if they feel the inside linebacker position wasn't adequately addressed after the draft.