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Cheese curds, 2/3: Packers guard T.J. Lang needs 2 shoulder surgeries

starting right guard T.J. Lang played through multiple bad shoulder injuries during the 2015 season.

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The two-week lead-up to Super Bowl 50 seems to stretch on forever, but only four days separate us from the NFL's biggest stage. Though the Green Bay Packers didn't make it that far, Acme Packing Company has plenty of coverage in the works for Sunday.

In the interim, here are the biggest Green Bay headlines for Wednesday.

Shoulder surgery finally a reality for Packers guard T.J. Lang | ESPN

T.J. Lang remains one of the league's best guards, giving the Packers a steady presence in pass protection as well as the run game. However, he had to play through not one, but two bad shoulders in 2015, both of which require surgery. Lang has surgery scheduled for the right shoulder this week, with the second procedure planned for later on. Green Bay should thank its lucky stars that their talented right guard only missed one game this past season.

Julius Peppers says he'll play next year even if Packers cut him | Sun Times National

Sure doesn't seem like the future Hall of Famer plans to hang up the cleats before the 2016 season. The only question left concerns the Packers' interest, though given Peppers' impressive performance this past year, it seems more likely than not he returns.

Former Packers star Kramer still paving way | Green Bay Press-Gazette

While it seems so matter of fact to Packers fans, Jerry Kramer never expected to remain in the public light so long after his football career ended. He figured he would "drift off into the mist of time. I just assumed as a lineman I wouldn't be remembered all that much." The continued push to get Kramer into the Pro Football Hall of Fame seems to indicate otherwise.

Photos: Super Bowl XXXI - Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots | San Jose Mercury News

No, the Packers aren't participating in this weekend's Super Bowl, but one of the Bay Area's biggest newspapers looks back at the photos from the team's mid-nineties championship. Mike Holmgren looks unbelievably young.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.