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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/




Andrew Quarless like new in Packers OTAs

Posted May 28, 2013

Tight end says he’s fully recovered from knee surgery

GREEN BAY—Last year, even when he was on the active roster for nearly a month, tight end Andrew Quarless couldn’t have made this type of play.

During an OTA practice inside the Don Hutson Center on Tuesday, Quarless took a short, tight end screen pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, turned upfield and began to accelerate with the defense in pursuit.

He looked smooth, athletic and most importantly, nothing like the player last fall who was struggling to come back from reconstructive knee surgery.

“I’m just thankful to be out there,” Quarless said following Tuesday’s workout. “It feels good to have A-Rod hitting me and looking for me and stuff like that. I’m just thankful. I’m full-fledged, everything forward right now.”

Quarless is in a good place, which hasn’t necessarily been the case for the past 18 months, since he injured his knee covering a kickoff against the Giants in Week 13 of 2011.

He began 2012 on the reserve/physically unable to perform (PUP) list and was activated after nine weeks. He didn’t play in either of the next two games, though, and was placed on injured reserve after Thanksgiving.

He stayed involved by writing the weekly game-plan test for his position group, but in all reality, his third NFL season was a total washout. He called it one of the hardest things he’s had to deal with in his life.

“To be away from football, just to be able to watch, to not make a contribution to help my team – I’m a big team player – it was just really tough,” he said. “It was really tough for me.”

When he finally began practicing around midseason last year, Quarless had high hopes for returning to the field, and he gave it everything he had. But he knew the knee “just wasn’t ready,” as difficult as it was for the competitor in Quarless to admit. It would swell up after strenuous workouts and send him other distress signals. The move to IR was disappointing but not totally surprising.

Fast forward to this spring and Quarless looks and feels healthy. Mike McCarthy said he’s in the best shape the head coach has seen since Quarless arrived as a fifth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2010.

That rookie season, with starter Jermichael Finley sidelined due to injury after five games, Quarless caught 21 passes for 238 yards and a TD. He added five more receptions in the postseason.

The following year, with Finley back, Quarless’ numbers dipped (three catches, 36 yards), but he proved to be one of the team’s better blockers at tight end before the injury. He also became a regular on special teams.

In a perfect world, 2013 will be the year Quarless showcases the entire package, but the tight end position is crowded. After Finley, third-year pro D.J. Williams is seen as another potential stretch-the-field pass-catcher. Brandon Bostick is also a young prospect in the Finley mold. Meanwhile, newcomer Matthew Mulligan is a veteran known for his blocking, Ryan Taylor has developed into a special-teams leader during his first two seasons and undrafted rookie Jake Stoneburner is just getting started.

The competition will have to sort itself out. Quarless plans to use his rugged, physical style to do some of the sorting come training camp, when everyone is wearing more than just shorts, jerseys and helmets. He says the whole injury ordeal and extended layoff has put a chip on his shoulder.

“Growing up, I always enjoyed the contact,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons I played football.

“I’m really anxious to put those pads back on. I’m anxious to show the younger guys what I can do.”

He showed something Tuesday with that tight end screen. It’s a play he said he hadn’t run in probably two years, and it sure felt good.

“My goal for this season is just to prove to myself I can get back out there and do it,” he said. “I have to take little steps. I definitely have high expectations for myself. I just have to prove I can really do it again.”

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