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"It's Your Dime" Episode 69 - Difficult decisions

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NFL teams this year have been basking in an embarrassment of riches. For the first time ever, they have had the luxury of taking 90 players into training camp. All of that is about to change, as the first round of cut-downs looms. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers points out that this year's decisions may be the most difficult that general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy have ever had to face.
 
One player who probably does not have much to fear from the bloodletting is rookie defensive end Jerel Worthy. Asked what the biggest challenge facing Worthy will be in his first preseason action, McCarthy responded that it will be not jumping offsides. 
 
A war of words is escalating between Packers and New York Giants players. Linebacker Clay Matthews III has come out and said that the Giants didn't beat the Packers in the divisional round of the 2011 playoffs, so much as the Packers beat themselves with uncharacteristically sloppy play.
 
The bad news just continues to mount for the Detroit Lions. In the wake of admitting that they do not know when running back Jahvid Best will return, they now have to confront the fact that safety Louis Delmas required arthroscopic knees surgery. 
 
The Minnesota Vikings are eager to put running back Adrian Peterson through the paces to see where he's at in his recovery from torn knee ligaments.
 
Concern over Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher's continued absence from practice has been mounting. Reportedly, he is on track to return soon, but now he has been excused for a couple of days due to personal reasons. Do the Bears know something they're not telling, or are they as in the dark as everyone else?
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