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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 9, 2015

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We run down much of the big free agency news from the weekend and reactions to the Packers' big signing.

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Aaron Rodgers should be a happy man right now, but he needs more help from Ted Thompson to make him truly ecstatic.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback got one of his favorite weapons back on Saturday night, as Randall Cobb signed a new four-year contract to stay in Green Bay. Rodgers, as you'll see shortly, recognized Cobb's abilities early on in his career and has developed a rapport with the young slot receiver like few other combinations in the NFL.

But there's still more work to do. Next up on the agenda is keeping the offensive line's continuity intact, as right tackle Bryan Bulaga will be the next man up as the Packers' top priority.

In addition, many big names around the league have already agreed in principle to contracts with new teams, and thankfully a certain player who likes to stomp on Packers' legs is on his way out of the division. There's all that and more in today's curds. Enjoy!

Best in class | ESPN Wisconsin
Here's a look back to 2012, when Aaron Rodgers said that Randall Cobb, in just his second NFL season, might end up being Ted Thompson's best-ever draft pick. Thankfully, Ted was able to get Cobb locked up this weekend to see if that prediction comes true.

Market begins to form at cornerback, tackle | Packersnews.com
That means we still have to wait a bit on the status of Bryan Bulaga, Davon House, and Tramon Williams. For Bulaga, though, he now has the advantage of being the top free agent tackle in a very thin (and quickly thinning) class.

Byron Maxwell confirms he will sign with Philadelphia Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
Here's the confirmation that the top free agent corner is gone, and will likely help to set the market for those corners.

Ndamukong Suh deal with Dolphins will feature $60 million guaranteed - The Phinsider
Excellent. Suh goes to the AFC East, which means he won't play against the Packers for the next three years unless it's in the preseason or a Super Bowl.

Jeremy Maclin plans to sign with Kansas City Chiefs when free agency starts - Arrowhead Pride
The next-best receiver on the market this year apparently already has a destination in mind.

Instant replay should be hot topic at annual meeting | Packers.com
Mark Murphy addresses fan questions in his monthly column. This time, he starts out by discussing the advancements in HD camera technology and how that may affect instant replay in the future.

T.J. Clemmings Is One of Few Offensive Linemen That Could Interest Packers in First Round | Cheesehead TV
The Pittsburgh Panther tackle had a Senior Bowl to forget, but bounced back with a nice combine. Plus, he is yet to hit his ceiling as an offensive lineman, as he has only played on that side of the ball for two years.