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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers news and links for August 20, 2015

Don't expect to see the Packers practicing or scrimmaging with other teams, and one veteran player is perfectly happy with that.

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The Green Bay Packers will be practicing once again on Thursday, the final open practice before their second preseason game. Believe it or not, the team only has four more open practices in training camp, including today's session.

One thing you won't be seeing any time soon is the Packers practicing with another team. One veteran offensive lineman likes it that way, and is perfectly happy to speak his mind on the issue.

Speaking of the offensive line, the starting group as a whole has been performing very well in the one-on-one pass-rushing drills. The praise heaped on this unit certainly appears to be well-earned, and if they can keep the starting five largely together like they were last year, Aaron Rodgers should be nice and comfortable in the pocket most of the time.

Enjoy that and much more in today's curds.

Jayrone Elliott looks to pick up where he left off |
That place is anchoring the Packers' special teams, though if they continue to have injury issues at linebacker, he may be in for some substantial snaps on defense as well. One thing Elliott is not afraid to do in his second year is be vocal with his teammates.

Linsley, Bulaga showing strength in 1-on-1s |
Bryan Bulaga has not yet been beaten in 12 attempts at the pass rushing drill, while Corey Linsley and T.J. Lang have lost just once apiece.

Packers rookie Christian Ringo living on bubble for now |
Meanwhile, the rookie defensive tackle is just 3-9-2 in his one-on-ones, but chalks much of his struggles to this point up to his inexperience. It's not a huge surprise to see a player from a non-power conference struggle to make the transition to the pros, but he needs to develop multiple pass-rushing moves now.

Green Bay Packers' Josh Sitton on joint practices: Kind of stupid |
The Packers won't be holding practices with other teams any time soon, and that's just fine with Sitton because they are "just inviting fighting."

Answering the call | ESPN Wisconsin
Not long after he spoke in frustration about his young inside linebackers after practice, McCarthy moved his press conferences before practice instead. Still, he was right, and his linebackers responded with some improved performances in practices and in the first preseason game.

A Detailed Breakdown of the 2014 Packers in the Red Zone | Cheesehead TV
Between 2010 and 2012, only one team was better at scoring touchdowns when they got inside the 20 than the Packers. In the two years since, they are only 14th in the league.

Kelvin Benjamin out for season with torn ACL -
Ouch. The Panthers, who host the Packers in week 9, will be without their top wideout all season.