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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 27, 2015

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Practice finally begins in Green Bay today for the 2015 season.

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Finally. The Green Bay Packers take the field today for the first of their Organized Team Activities practices, and we'll be sure to bring you any coverage we can from today's practice.

Thursday's practice will be open to the public (weather permitting), starting at 11:30 AM CT.

As we look ahead to practices, we find that other media are doing the same, analyzing several of the positions that are up for grabs and the rookies fighting for jobs.

5 burning questions as Packers enter OTAs | Packersnews.com
A few of their top questions are similar to things we mentioned in our OTA Primer yesterday, but they add a few other topics of discussion to the mix.

'If you play well, you'll play' | ESPN Wisconsin
Following up on one of those items from the Priemr, we return back to Joe Whitt's philosophy of giving nothing to his players that they do not earn. With several talented rookies nipping at his heels, Casey Hayward will be in a fight for a starting job.

Packers seek big gains in return game | JSOnline
Here's another one of those questions. Quotes here come from rookie Ty Montgomery and former Packers returner Allen Rossum, who said that if he were playing today, he would still take every kick out of the end zone instead of settling for touchbacks.

Green Bay Packers top NFL in retaining offensive players | ESPN
The men who took the field for 95% of the Packers' offensive snaps last season return, with only two players who participated in more than 100 plays each (Jarrett Boykin and Derek Sherrod) departing. On defense, the revamping of the linebackers and loss of two key corners drops the Packers back.

Packers Xs and Os: Sean Richardson as a Substitution Package Linebacker | AllGBP.Com
Here are some examples of how Richardson could be put to use in the dime package this season, with an eye on coverage.

Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup - SBNation.com
Here's what's going on in OTAs from around the league. Four of the Seahawks big names aren't in attendance, though three of them are apparently excused for personal reasons rather than business-related issues.

Colin Kaepernick uses image of Texas floods to trash-talk Texans fans - SBNation.com
Well that was really dumb.

And finally a bonus curd: way to be awesome, Packers fans.