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Cheese Curds, 4/4: Tony Romo retires as Aaron Rodgers aims to play until 40

Green Bay's quarterback aims to last longer in the NFL than his counterpart in Dallas has, but avoiding major injury will certainly be a key component of that plan.

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After weeks of back-and-forth and speculation about his future, we finally know what Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plans to do in 2017. Reports surfaced early this morning that Romo has decided to retire from football and move into the broadcast booth.

As the Burlington, Wisconsin native plans for life after football just before his 37th birthday, the Green Bay Packers' quarterback is apparently doing everything he can to extend his playing career into his 40s. Aaron Rodgers is just 33 now, but he has been taking great care of his body and his diet to ensure that he will be physically able to continue playing into his next decade. In a way, he is following in the footsteps of Tom Brady, who will turn 40 during training camp.

I bet Rodgers has eaten a strawberry at least once in his life, though.

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo leaving football for broadcast career | ESPN
Expect to hear Romo on the airwaves right away this season, as he reportedly determined that continuing to play would be too much a risk to his long-term health. The Cowboys will release Romo today and designate him as a June 1st cut to spread his salary cap hit out over the next two years.

Packers' offensive line in good hands with James Campen - ESPN
Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt probably gets the most praise heaped on him among all of the Packers' position coaches, but what Campen has done with mid-round picks and undrafted free agents should earn him more credit than he has received.

Jabrill Peppers is the perfect player to replace Micah Hyde | Packers Wire
I still think Chidobe Awuzie is the right fit, since he's more of a cover player and was a very adept blitzer in college. Still, there are interesting arguments for Peppers, and they have some validity.

Can Brady & Rodgers defy Father Time? |
While Tom Brady has his sights set on playing until he's 46 or 47, Aaron Rodgers is just worried about 40 right now. Still, there are reasons to think that with the advances in diet, physical training, and rehab, players can play a lot longer now than they used to.

Will a pounder be available to the Packers? |
Vic says that the move of the PAT back to the 15-yard line will be right up there with the addition of the 3-point shot in basketball in terms of revolutionizing the sport. I disagree...what do you think?

Rob Gronkowski 'ready to roll' for Patriots workouts -
He had better be; if not, he'll have some explaining to do after stepping into the ring at Wrestlemania on Sunday.

WrestleMania 33: Rob Gronkowski helps Mojo Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal -
Yeah, this move (in the match that was won by former Packer Dean Muhtadi - AKA Rawley).