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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.

    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014

    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.

    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams



Aaron Rodgers out; backups take spotlight

Posted Aug 20, 2013

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will help prepare Packers for first two opponents

GREEN BAY—The backup quarterback competition took center stage for the Packers at Ray Nitschke Field on Tuesday with Aaron Rodgers missing practice due to an illness.

Graham Harrell took the majority of the snaps with the No. 1 offense, while Vince Young rotated in for a few plays here and there. Both also took snaps with the second unit as well.

The contenders for the No. 2 QB job are at vastly different stages in their knowledge of the offense, with Harrell much further ahead and the clear leader to become Rodgers’ top backup at this point. Friday night’s preseason game vs. Seattle likely will determine whether Harrell locks down the job or Young significantly closes the gap.

“There were some rough plays there,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said in generally evaluating the quarterbacks Tuesday, adding that he expects Rodgers to return to practice on Wednesday. “But that’s why we watch the tape. I’m curious to watch it.”

As has been the case throughout camp, Harrell and Young had their ups and downs.

Harrell had a pass deflected by linebacker Sam Barrington and intercepted by cornerback Jarrett Bush early on in practice, but later he looked sharp in throwing slants to receivers James Jones and Myles White and in hitting tight end Jermichael Finley on a crossing route.

In the final no-huddle period of practice, Harrell took all the snaps with the ones and converted a fourth down and third down with passes to receiver Jarrett Boykin, but he slightly overthrew receiver Tyrone Walker deep along the sideline on what could have been a big play.

“It’s always good to get in there with those guys. I missed some balls today,” said Harrell, who recovered from a rough preseason opener that included an interception and a fumble. He put together a much cleaner performance last week (5-of-10, 44 yards) that would have been better if not for a couple of catchable throws that fell incomplete.

“The first game, I think I did some things well, but a couple of bad mistakes made the performance not feel as good. I think in St. Louis I cut out the big mistakes and that was huge.”

Young hasn’t made any damaging errors in his two brief preseason outings, though he did miss White on a seam route in St. Louis that could have been a 29-yard TD.

On Tuesday, Young threw a nice fade to tight end Brandon Bostick for a TD during red-zone work, and he also fit a tight throw in to receiver Alex Gillett on an out route to the sideline.

Now in his third week with the Packers, Young’s timing is coming along, and he said he’s still trying to shake some old habits. Even just a few snaps with the first unit are beneficial in that regard.

“It helps you definitely to learn,” Young said. “When you get in the film room, you learn from the mistakes you did make, so if you get that play again, know where to go with your eyes.”

The “eyes” have to do with the progressions from the primary receiver to the secondary target and so on. Those progressions are different from what Young is used to, and the footwork is an adjustment as well.

“I’m getting there,” he said. “One day at a time still. I know there’s a lot with this offense.”

On defense, there’s plenty for the Packers to prepare for in Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, whose running ability should help Green Bay get ready for their first two regular-season opponents, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Washington’s Robert Griffin III.

“Russell is mobile; he can throw on the run. I think he sees the field very well,” McCarthy said. “I think he’s got a lot bigger arm than people give him credit for. He can make all the throws. He’s a dynamic player. It’ll be a great test for us and definitely get us ready for Week 1.”

Wilson certainly didn’t light up the Packers last year in Week 3, completing less than 50 percent of his passes (10 of 21) and compiling exactly half of his 130 passing yards on his two TD passes, a 41-yarder and the 24-yard “Fail Mary,” both to receiver Golden Tate.

McCarthy felt Wilson came into his own the second half of last season and, as a result, the Seahawks “took off.” Wilson was 8-of-12 passing for 127 yards and two TDs (141.3 rating) in Seattle’s preseason blowout of Denver last week.

“It’ll be a great look for us, getting familiar with running quarterbacks, somebody that likes to move, throw on the run,” safety M.D. Jennings said. “It will be a great challenge for us going into the regular season, and I think we can get better from it.”

Additional coverage - Aug. 20

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