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Cheese Curds, 9/26: Jordy Nelson, Mike McCarthy support player protests

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The comments out of Lambeau Field are consistent regarding the support of players who sit or kneel before games.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers Adam Wesley-USA TODAY Sports

Coming out of a weekend which saw plenty of discussion and hundreds more demonstrations during the around the NFL, a few members of the Green Bay Packers spoke about the events of the weekend. Mark Murphy’s statement on Saturday set the tone for the organization as a whole, but Monday saw the head coach and one of the veteran leaders in the locker room weigh in, as three Packers players chose to sit during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s game.

The message coming out of the locker room is consistent; players have the support of their teammates, their coaching staff, and their front office if they choose to sit or kneel during the anthem.

Meanwhile, the Packers will continue to get back to business on Tuesday, practicing for the first time in preparation for their Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears. The quick turnaround means we’ll have a short look back at Sunday in today’s curds and in today’s other coverage here at APC before we look ahead ourselves to Thursday.

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Nelson's comments show his support of teammates and fellow NFL players who chose not to stand during the anthem, as the veteran emphasized that these players are not disrespecting the flag nor the U.S. military.

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McCarthy echoed Nelson's comments, saying that he supports all of the players and that he believes the most important thing now for all people who are talking about the demonstrations is to instead listen to the messages the players are trying to send.

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The Packers appear to have found a good one in last year's batch of undrafted free agents, as Allison had a huge performance in the second half and overtime against Cincinnati. He has steadily climbed the ranks within the organization to solidify himself as the team's #4 receiver.

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On the game-tying drive at the end of regulation, Aaron Rodgers completed nine of his 11 passes for 65 yards, and one of those two incompletions was a drop. The throws to the right sideline, in particular, were exemplary -- one to a diving Allison and two to Nelson, including the touchdown.

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Tuaolo, a former Packers draft pick who spent two years with the team in the early 1990s, performed on The Voice in Monday evening's show, getting two judges to turn around and picking Blake Shelton as his coach.