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Friday Cheese Curds: Packers shouldn’t forget about Jamaal Williams

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The “other” third-year running back could be a valuable second fiddle to Aaron Jones

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In yesterday’s cheese curds, we talked about how Green Bay Packers fans would be getting to know running back Aaron Jones a lot better over the course of the coming season. Jones figures to be the featured back and will also be co-hosting USA Today Wisconsin’s Clubhouse Live web show.

Jones has earned all the attention coming his way, but don’t forget about that “other” running back either and that would be Jamaal Williams.

In an offense where running backs will be called upon more in the passing game, Williams can really showcase some of his other talents. He arguably is a better pass blocker than Jones and he also caught 27 passes last year while being effective on screen plays.

Like Jones, Williams bulked up this offseason and now weighs in at 218 pounds up from his previous listed weight of 213 and he has said he’d like to get up to 220. Those fearing a redux of Eddie Lacy shouldn’t fear however as Williams as he knows his agility is key versus Lacy’s just straight power.

There’s more on Williams plus the Packers will face an old foe in a new place in today’s cheese curds.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams excited to showcase versatility in new offense—Packers Wire

Make no doubt Jones is going to be “the guy” but seeing how the Los Angeles Rams used both Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson late last season could provide a blueprint on what Matt LaFleur could do with both third-year running backs.

Broncos will field familiar, formidable defense vs. Packers—PackersNews.com

The Packers once again will face Vic Fangio, but this time it’s only one game and his defense won’t be quite as strong as what he had in Chicago although Von Miller is still a darn good player.

Consistency was Boyd Dowler’s trademark—Packers.com

Boyd Dowler played multiple positions under Vince Lombardi and scored the first two touchdowns of the Ice Bowl as well as the touchdown that put Green Bay in a comfortable lead in Super Bowl II.

Texas A&M football: Jace Sternberger should start for the Green Bay Packers—Gig Em Gazette

Could Jade Sternberger leapfrog Jimmy Graham as the starting tight end during his rookie season? It’s possible, says this Texas A&M writer.

A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme—NPR

There’s no doubt George Lucas and John Williams would give this their seal of approval.