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Cheese curds: Green Bay Packers news and links for June 25, 2015

Packers get high marks for offseason and a Brett Favre special is on the way.

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It's Thursday, which means you folks catching up on sports news from the office have just 16 more hours to go before that sweet, sweet weekend. Well, to help smooth over the home stretch, we've collected all the best Green Bay Packers stories from around the web.

First up, ESPN's Rob Demovsky assigns a letter grade to the team's offseason moves and breaks down best and riskiest decisions.

Retaining Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga help Packers get top offseason grade | ESPN

The Packers have garnered plenty of praise for re-signing their top two free agents, wide receiver Randall Cobb and offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. However, Demovsky also highlights the team's top draft choices, cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins, as critical decisions given the departures of Tramon Williams and Davon House. Overall, he felt Green Bay earned an "A" for their offseason, and it's difficult to argue otherwise.

Packers working on a Brett Favre special |

With Brett Favre's return to Lambeau nearing, the team has begun putting together a highlight special of the quarterback's 16 years in Green Bay. The final product will make its debut prior to Favre's induction into the Packers Hall of Fame next month.

Packers raze more houses near Lambeau Field | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The expansion of the Packers footprint in the City of Green Bay continues, as more buildings are demolished around Lambeau Field. The team hasn't announced its plans for the newly cleared property, but that news is expected to surface sometime later in the summer.

Packers' McCarthy: Why doesn't ex-Bears QB Matt Blanchard have a job? | CSN Chicago

While former-Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Blanchard faces long odds to make the Packers' final roster, his performance during OTAs left most with the impression that he is currently far ahead of rookie Brett Hundley. While Hundley likely has a roster spot reserved due to his draft status and considerable potential, it does seem as though Blanchard might have NFL talent after all. That's bad news for the Bears, who probably could use another quality passer and had him right under their nose.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.