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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Aaron Rodgers still limited, will speak to media on Thursday

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Matt Flynn takes blame for some sacks, Eddie Lacy not practicing


GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers was once again limited in practice, and Wednesday provided no more clarity as to whether the Packers’ starting quarterback will return from his broken collarbone on Sunday.

Mike McCarthy emphasized that Rodgers is still not medically cleared and that remains the first step before any discussions can take place about him playing in a game.

“I’m very optimistic that he’s going to get back to full strength, and when that time comes, I’m sure we’ll let everybody know about it,” McCarthy said.

“I clearly understand the importance of Aaron to the team and to the NFL, but we have to make sure we do our due diligence and go through the process of getting him healthy.”

Rodgers will be evaluated Thursday morning to see how his injury feels following Wednesday’s work, and the Packers will proceed accordingly. Rodgers normally talks with reporters on Wednesdays but he is slated to speak on Thursday this week instead.

So until at least then, the offense remains in the hands of Matt Flynn, who directed the Packers to their first Rodgers-less win of the season last week. It came down to the wire, but Flynn said he’s hoping that has given the team some momentum and extra bounce in its step.

“The really good thing to build on this past week is how big of a team win it was,” Flynn said. “It wasn’t like the offense just went out there and won the game or the defense did. All phases of the team made the plays when we needed to make them.”

In a solid effort that featured a 75 percent completion rate, Flynn felt his biggest downfall was the five sacks he took, for which he shouldered a share of the blame.

He explained that he’s trying to limit taking risks, which he has successfully, throwing just one interception in 88 pass attempts, not counting the fluke bounce off an Atlanta defender’s foot last week. But in finding a “safe throw,” he needs to recognize the defensive back’s leverage on the receiver sooner and then move on to his next read faster and “cleaner.”

“I think I was getting a little hung up on a couple receivers and didn’t get through my whole progression,” Flynn said. “A lot of that is on me. I have to do a better job and take the fall for that.”

Flynn’s biggest plays last week, including a 46-yard strike to Jordy Nelson, came off of play-action, so more production in the running game should only help. Who will take the bulk of those carries is uncertain, however.

Eddie Lacy, who played the second half against the Falcons on a bum ankle and toughed out 65 yards on 20 carries in all, sat out practice on Wednesday to do rehab. McCarthy said he might be able to practice on Friday.

Whether or not Lacy is available, it’s a good bet newly acquired running back Kahlil Bell will be active on gameday behind James Starks.

“You have to run the ball when you want to run the ball,” McCarthy said. “That’s the true test of a good run offense.”

The biggest question injury-wise on defense is at inside linebacker, where both Brad Jones (ankle) and Jamari Lattimore (knee) missed practice on Wednesday. That leaves Victor Aiyewa, recently brought up from the practice squad, as the only healthy inside linebacker alongside A.J. Hawk.

McCarthy said the medical staff is “confident” in both injured linebackers, but their on-field preparation this week will be limited at best.

That word, limited, has been attached to Rodgers since he returned to practice a couple of weeks ago. He mentioned on his radio show that he felt pain when practicing last Wednesday and didn’t do much the rest of the week, which means how much he’s able to practice on Thursday will go a long way in determining any chance he might have for Sunday.

“I can just see it in his face and everything that he’s definitely itching to get back,” Flynn said. “I know I’ve been saying that, but it’s true. He wants to be out there, and if he’s not out there, there’s a good reason for it.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 11


 
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