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    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.

     
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    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:

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    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.

     
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    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/

     

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Best by position at the Senior Bowl

Posted Jan 26, 2013

If you need a defensive lineman, this is your draft

GREEN BAY—Scouts are often assigned the responsibility of evaluating one position at the Senior Bowl. For example, one scout takes the running backs, another takes the quarterbacks, etc., until the team they represent has the players at each position ranked. This is an especially good system for sports writers covering the Senior Bowl because it allows us to ask each scout who he thought the best player was at his position.

So, by position, here’s what I got.

Quarterbacks—Mike Glennon appears to be the closest thing to the pro prototype. He’s got size, a big arm and classic delivery. He threw the ball as expected at the Senior Bowl, but there’s not much he can do to address concerns about his grasp of offense until a team has a chance to work with him. His arm will likely cause him to be overdrafted. The same can be said of E.J. Manuel. He’s got the tools, but he showed some bouts of wildness on Monday that reminded scouts of Manuel’s flaws, which would also seem to include mechanics. He doesn’t get the ball into the throwing position quickly enough and, as a result, pushes the ball on quick slants. Tyler Wilson and Ryan Nassib were steady, but not spectacular. Landry Jones and Zac Dysert did not help themselves. None of these prospects screams out, “I’m the man.”

Running backs—Stepfan Taylor of Stanford may have moved himself into the top of the second round, or better. He was sensational in every way, including blitz pickup, thumping Alabama’s Nico Johnson to the ground. UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin nearly knocked the shoulder off an end as he chipped the guy while going out for a pass. Taylor’s No. 1; Franklin might be No. 2. The other backs are largely specialty types.

Tight ends—Remember this name: Vance McDonald of Rice. He was clearly the best in class.

Wide receivers—Texas’ Marquise Goodwin is the speed guy. He’ll climb boards after he runs at the combine. Elon’s Aaron Mellette, 6-4, 220, is the size guy. He’ll attract a team that likes its pass catchers big. Louisiana Tech’s Quinton Patton, 6-2, 195, has size and run-after-the-catch ability. Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton, 6-0, 182, is best in class.

Offensive Linemen—Eric Fisher might be the next Tony Boselli. Fisher pass blocks like Boselli and has a lean body that’s begging for more size. Fisher was so dominant in practice this week that he might’ve pushed himself into top 10 contention. At 343 pounds, Larry Warford of Kentucky was tough to shake when he got his hands on a blocker. This was a good group, but there was only one Fisher among them.

Defensive linemen—This is where the depth is. Start with John Jenkins of Georgia. He’ll be awfully difficult for a 3-4 team needing a nose tackle to pass up. He’s nearly as explosive and graceful as he is massive. Then there are the Williams’, Sylvester of North Carolina and Brandon of Missouri Southern. Sylvester Williams has top athletic ability for someone 6-3, 320. Brandon Williams, 6-3, 325, was a wrecking ball. Don’t go to sleep on SMU’s Margus Hunt, UCLA’s Datone Jones, Texas’ Alex Okafor, Penn State’s Jordan Hill, Purdue’s Kawaan Short, Florida State’s Everett Dawkins, Tennessee’s Montori Hughes or Georgia’s Cornelius Washington. They’ve all got top talent. Remember this name: Ezekial Ansah of BYU. He’s a poor man’s Jason Pierre-Paul. If you need help on the defensive line and don’t fix it in this draft, shame on you.

Linebackers—This is a bad year for inside guys and only an average year for outside guys. Florida State’s Vince Williams, 6-1, 250, has some explosiveness for a team looking for an inside guy. Missouri’s Zaviar Gooden, 6-2, 230, made plays and was active.

Defensive backs—San Diego State’s Leon McFadden is the big winner. He looked special on Monday and then held his ground. Cal’s Marc Anthony is instinctive. Alabama’s Robert Lester made some plays and then disappeared, which is a trademark he needs to shed. Utah State’s Will Davis might have the most upside of any of the defensive backs. He’s a pure cover corner who’s a late bloomer. Washington’s Desmond Trufant can jam receivers and offers potential in press coverage.

Kicker—Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins has a booming leg and was down the middle all week. As pressure goes, a stadium full of scouts ain’t bad.

 
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