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The NFL was scheduled to begin testing players for human growth hormones Monday, and Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk applauded the league for its effort.

Hawk said he was not tested Monday. He doesn't mind if his time comes. For a long time, Hawk said he thought the league should test for HGH, which is linked to performance-enhancing drugs.

"I didn't know today was the start," Hawk said. "It's good for the league. I think it's good for everybody. I've said it a million times, if you're not going to test for it guys are going to do it. I don't know what that number or percentage would be of guys in the league. I have no idea, but it's good.

"Any time you can keep everything fair, it's good for us."

Hawk said nobody mentioned being tested inside the Packers locker room. It's not a common conversation topic.

Packers defensive end Mike Daniels was also asked about the testing.

"I don't do drugs," Daniels said. "So I listen to the DARE program."

-rwood@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood

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