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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/

     

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Countdown to camp: Right tackle up for grabs

Posted Jul 18, 2013

Transition continues for offensive linemen switching sides

Former left tackle Marshall Newhouse is one of the top candidates in the battle for the starting right tackle position. VIEW O-LINE PHOTO GALLERY

The following is the fifth installment in a series of stories that’s examining the Packers’ roster position by position. This installment examines the offensive line.

GREEN BAY—The news on the offensive line during OTAs was the flip-flopping of sides for the guards and tackles. The bigger news in training camp could be who will emerge as the starting right tackle.

During the spring, the Packers switched the former right side of their line, tackle Bryan Bulaga and guard Josh Sitton, to the left side, while also shifting the former left side, tackle Marshall Newhouse and guard T.J. Lang, to the right.

It wasn’t an experiment or a trial. It’s a done deal, and the decision was made early, giving all parties involved the offseason program to begin the transition. That transition will continue in camp and during the preseason games.

One significant offshoot of the switcheroo was the opening of the right tackle spot to competition, which didn’t earnestly begin in the spring, but will this summer when the pads go on.

Newhouse, who started 28 games (including playoffs) over the past two seasons at left tackle, worked the most with the first unit during OTAs and is the presumptive starter at right tackle, for now. He’ll have to fend off a host of challengers, though.

Second-year pro Don Barclay started the final four regular-season games of last season and both playoff contests at right tackle. Barclay, who has also practiced at guard in the past and took some snaps at center during the spring, could be evolving into a key swing man if he doesn’t crack the starting lineup.

Rookie fourth-round draft pick David Bakhtiari will get a shot, as well. Like most of the Packers linemen, he played primarily left tackle in college, and his athletic ability was evident in the spring. Fellow draftee JC Tretter may not be in the mix as quickly as Bakhtiari, though, due to a leg injury in OTAs that has sidelined him indefinitely.

The great unknown in the right tackle derby could be Derek Sherrod. After missing all of last season to a surgically repaired broken leg, Sherrod did not participate in OTAs for the second straight year and there’s been no timetable given for his return to the field. If and when he does return, the former first-round pick will have been away from full contact for at least 20 months.

If there’s a true darkhorse, it would be Kevin Hughes, who has spent time on the St. Louis and San Diego practice squads the past two years. He came to the Rams as an undrafted rookie from Southeastern Louisiana in 2011 and did play in a few regular-season games that year.

Elsewhere up front, Evan Dietrich-Smith will begin a season as a starter for the first time, at center. He took over for veteran Jeff Saturday with two games left in the regular season last year and has repeatedly received votes of confidence from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Amongst the young prospects are two additional centers, practice-squad holdover Garth Gerhart and undrafted rookie Patrick Lewis from Texas A&M. Another undrafted rookie, guard Lane Taylor from Oklahoma State, has made strong early impression.

Andrew Datko, a seventh-round pick last year who spent his entire rookie season as a tackle on the practice squad, played a fair amount of guard in the spring, continuing Green Bay’s practice of cross-training its linemen.

Another in that mold is Ivy Leaguer Greg Van Roten, who earned a spot on the practice squad last season as an undrafted rookie from Penn and was later signed to the active roster. Van Roten has played both guard spots and center and could be growing into the same type of versatile inside guy that Dietrich-Smith was the past couple of years.

Previously featured in "Countdown to camp":
QBs - Rodgers on pace for greatness
RBs - Lacy, Franklin offer hope

TEs - Well worth watching, storylines abound
WRs - 'Big three' will lead


 
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