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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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Cornerback crop thins quickly

Posted Apr 13, 2012

The following is the final installment in a position-by-position draft preview series. Defensive backs are featured in this installment.

An impressive trio of cornerbacks at the top of the draft quickly fades into a collection of prospects that offer as many questions as they do answers.

SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline terms this year’s crop of cornerback prospects “average” overall. “You have some good players at the top. After the top tier guys, you have players that are talented but are question marks. You have a lot of No. 2 cornerbacks and even nickel/dime backs,” Pauline said.

At the top is LSU’s Morris Claiborne, who’s drawing comparison to former teammate Patrick Peterson, the fifth overall pick of last year’s draft.

“He’s not the athlete but his ball skills are probably more polished. Not a burner but fast enough,” Pauline said of Claiborne.

Pauline rates Claiborne, South Carolina’s Stephon Gilmore and Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick as first-round picks. The crop quickly falls off.

“Gilmore has the ability to be a Pro Bowl type of corner. He comes out of a system at South Carolina that has developed good pro defensive backs,” Pauline said of his No. 2 guy.

Kirkpatrick?

“He’s got those measurables; it’s just a matter of playing to them on a consistent basis.”

Florida transfer Janoris Jenkins rode a strong Senior Bowl performance up boards through the scouting combine, but Pauline thinks off-the-field issues are beginning to drop Jenkins’ stock.

“Too many red flags; he’s dropping,” said Pauline, who believes off-the-field issues are also hurting Montana’s Trumaine Johnson. “Jenkins has first-round on the field. Johnson can play corner or safety, but he also has some off-the-field concerns.

“The two guys I like and I think are being underrated right now are Jayron Hosley of Virginia Tech and Casey Hayward of Vanderbilt. Hosley is feisty and has tremendous ball skills, makes a lot of plays on the ball, is always at the right place at the right time. He’s a little small. If Hayward played as fast as his time, he’d be a first-round pick, but he’s a good football player,” Pauline said of two players he considers second-round prospects.

“Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette) is a second-round type of guy. Josh Robinson (Central Florida) is the flavor of the month. He’s a great athlete but he’s just an OK cornerback. He’s rising on a lot of people’s boards, not on mine.”

Late-round steals? Pauline likes Donnie Fletcher of Boston College, Emanuel Davis of East Carolina and Keith Tandy of West Virginia. None of them were invited to the combine.

The safety crop is thought to be especially weak.

“It’s not good at all, but I like Mark Barron a lot. I think he’s very underrated. I think he’s been incorrectly pigeon-holed as a strong safety only. He can patrol centerfield. He can get outside the numbers,” Pauline said.

Barron, of Alabama, underwent hernia surgery in the winter that dropped his stock, but Pauline thinks Barron is rebounding and will be picked in the top 18.

“Trent Robinson of Michigan State is small but is one of the best cover safeties in this year’s draft.” Pauline thinks Robinson will go in the third round.

Last-day sleepers at safety? Corey White of Samford, Justin Bethel of Presbyterian and Josh Bush of Wake Forest.

“They’ve all got good ball skills and experience at corner and safety. They’ll do a good job in nickel and dime,” Pauline said.

For the previous installments in the position-by-position draft preview series, click here.

 
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