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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 15, 2015

Several current and former Packers are speaking on the team's annual tour of the state of Wisconsin, discussing plans for 2015 and past playing days.

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A big, powerful defensive tackle has been a key fixture on the Packers' Super Bowl teams over the past decade. Whether it was Gilbert Brown in the mid-1990s or B.J. Raji in 2010, those defenses shared that similarity. Both of those tackles find themselves discussed in today's Cheese Curds, one looking forward to the 2015 season while the other reminisces about his playing days in Green Bay.

Brown is along for the ride on the Packers' Tailgate Tour, which also features numerous current Packers who are discussing the plans for 2015. In addition, the Packers released details on the Pro Shop's annual Tent Sale, so get moving on that ASAP.

On to the curds!

Hayward, Hyde ready for what’s next |
The two corners spoke on the Packers' tailgate tour on Tuesday about their roles for 2015 and the departures of Davon House and Tramon Williams.

Retirement treats former Green Bay Packers DT Gilbert Brown well - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
Here's a great piece on the Gravedigger, who is participating in this year's Tailgate Tour. He's reportedly in better shape now than he was in his football-playing days, though he won't admit what his weight is now, or what it was 15 years ago.

B.J. Raji wants to be back in middle of action | JSOnline
Here's hoping for another Raji dance in the end zone this season - and here's hoping it locks up a trip to the Super Bowl like his last one did.

Packers tent sale changing to online, in-store access |
If you're in the Green Bay area, get over to Lambeau Field if you want some exclusive items, but most of the sale items will be available online at

Royals-Chiefs parking lot sharing forced Packers preseason finale change | ESPN Wisconsin
In recent years, the Packers and Chiefs have played the final preseason game of the season against each other. This year was the Chiefs' turn to host, but according to Mark Murphy a conflict with a Royals game at Kauffman Stadium didn't allow for that to be the case.

Browns unveil new Nike uniforms -
The drop-shadow reminds me of the Dolphins' orange alternate jerseys from the late 1990s. Thoughts?