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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for June 2, 2015

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Several current Packers look to solidify their roles for 2015 while a handful of former players look for purpose after their careers were cut short.

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Week two of the Green Bay Packers' Organized Team Activities begins today. Practice begins at 11:30 AM at Clarke Hinkle Field and will be open to the public. With the team back on the field in front of the fans and media, we should get our second small set of information this offseason about the team's plans.

While you await the start of practice, please check out today's Cheese Curds below. In today's links you'll find news about several Packers starters past and present.

Youth could take Packers offense to another level | Packers.com
The old "second year jump" cliche comes back out, but if it's the case for Corey Linsley, Davante Adams, and Richard Rodgers...yikes.

Lacy: 'I want to push the gas' in Year 3 | Packersnews.com
Yes, even though Eddie Lacy is one of the best tackle-breaking running backs in the league he wants more; with the starting offensive line back in front of him, he's got a great chance to do just that.

Former Packers adjust to life after neck injuries ended their NFL careers | JSOnline
Four of the thirteen Packers to retire due to neck injuries discuss their disappointments and how they have dealt with the loss of the ability to play the game they love.

How can the Green Bay Packers start faster? Mike McCarthy has a plan | ESPN.com
Starting 1-2 for a fourth straight season isn't acceptable, as far as Mike McCarthy is concerned. This season, he's pushing the veterans to pull the young players along with them instead of focusing on teaching the rookies the basics early on.

MVP = Most Vital Play-caller? | ESPN Wisconsin
Sure, it's a logical assumption to imagine that Aaron Rodgers will have more influence over the Packers' offensive philosophy. According to QB1, however, he hasn't been told that he'll have more responsibility in that area.

Packers' Sam Barrington starting at ILB but says, 'I don't feel like I've done much' | FOX Sports
In all honesty, he's probably right. When compared to the other options at the Packers' disposal late last season, it was an easy decision to go with Barrington; hopefully he will make it an easy decision for the coaching staff again this summer, but for a different reason - his exceptional play.