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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 two-thirds of the way to playing

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Will it be Rodgers or Matt Flynn under center on Sunday?

GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers wasn’t putting any percentage on his chances of playing Sunday, but either way he doesn’t believe it’ll be a game-time decision.

“I think by Friday or Saturday at the latest there will be a decision,” Rodgers said on Wednesday, after continuing his rehab by doing individual drills in practice.

In a short media session at his locker, Rodgers reiterated what he said on his radio show earlier in the week, that he’s in essence two-thirds of the way toward medical clearance to play. Two parts are good, the strength and range of motion in his left shoulder. But the third part, the latest scan of his broken collarbone, did not show what he was hoping for.

“It’s tough not to be out there with the guys, that’s where the frustration lies,” he said. “It’s tough to see us not winning football games, but I need to take some of my own advice – worry about the things you can control. I can’t control the healing of my bone. That’s frustrating.”

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he’s taking it day by day, hoping Rodgers can do more in practice on Thursday. In the meantime, Matt Flynn is preparing to start against the Falcons and help the offense atone for one of the worst performances of the McCarthy era last Thursday in Detroit.

Job one is to get the passing game going to pull the opposing defense out of eight-man fronts designed to stop the run. McCarthy said the Packers began seeing that a month ago against Philadelphia, and it hasn’t changed much.

Conventional wisdom says that if an offense can connect on a couple of deep shots downfield, the defense will have to adjust, but Flynn said it’s not necessarily about making big plays.

“I don’t think the mindset is we have to throw the ball deep,” Flynn said. “We just have to make them respect the pass, whatever that is, take what they give us. Whether it’s quick throws, deep throws, whatever it is, you have to make people respect the throw again.”

The Lions never did and, as a result, never stopped attacking the line of scrimmage. Green Bay’s running backs produced just 20 yards on 13 carries, Flynn was sacked seven times, and nothing resembling an offensive rhythm ever materialized.

“That’s kind of an empty feeling,” Flynn said. “It’s one of those feelings where the harder you keep trying, the more you keep digging yourself a hole.”

An actual week of live practice snaps should help, as opposed to the abbreviated preparation during Thanksgiving week that consisted almost solely of walk-through work. Receiver Jordy Nelson said Flynn was joking with him during Wednesday’s workout that “it’s actually kind of nice to run the plays that we’re going to run in the game.”

It would also be nice if the offensive line could stabilize health-wise, but that effort hit another potential snag when center Evan Dietrich-Smith rolled his ankle and couldn’t make it through practice. Other than that, the Packers are as healthy as they’ve been in a while, with only front-seven defenders Mike Neal and C.J. Wilson missing practice entirely.

Dietrich-Smith went down with a knee injury in Detroit in the second quarter, but he said that felt fine after the long weekend off.

“Good times, just keep piling them on,” Dietrich-Smith said with equal parts sarcasm and annoyance regarding his ankle. “You’re getting right back to where you’re feeling close to 100 (percent), and it’s one thing after another.”

That’s been the story of the Packers’ season, and Dietrich-Smith followed Rodgers’ lead in not assessing his odds of playing on Sunday, either.

The week of preparation will continue with Flynn for now, though the backup QB will be the last one to count Rodgers out. He recalled during his rookie season of 2008 when he took every practice rep during the week with Rodgers nursing a separated shoulder.

Coincidentally, Atlanta was coming to Lambeau Field then, and Flynn was told 90 minutes before kickoff when the gameday inactive list needed to be turned in that Rodgers was playing.

This situation is quite different, given that Rodgers didn’t miss multiple weeks of practice time back then, but forgive Flynn if he’s not exactly buying Rodgers’ line about deciding a day or two before the game. Like all backups, his approach is to be ready for anything.

“You can never tell with that guy, so we’ll see,” Flynn said. “I know he’s doing everything he can and wants to be out there so bad.”

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