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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/

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams



Draftnik says Packers could find value in middle rounds

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Tony Pauline previews scouting combine, looks ahead to draft

GREEN BAY—The strength of this year’s draft class doesn’t appear to dovetail with the Packers’ needs, but packers.com draft contributor Tony Pauline says the Packers can find value in the middle rounds at positions of concern.

Pauline is specifically referring to the safety and cornerback positions, thought to be areas of distinct need for the Packers.

“They’re kind of in no-man’s land,” Pauline said of the Packers’ position at No. 21 overall. “If there’s a player they like, they might have to trade up. If there’s nobody they like, they might have to move down a few spots. There’s nothing wrong with working the draft. (Ted Thompson has) had success doing it in the past. If you want a safety, you can get value in the middle rounds. If you want a cornerback, you can get value in the middle rounds.”

Cornerback Sam Shields could leave the Packers in free agency, which could create a distinct need at that position heading into the May 8-10 draft. What the Packers do at cornerback could directly impact the safety position, as cornerback Micah Hyde could be a candidate to move there.

Pauline referred to the safety talent in the draft as “marginal at best.” It will have a chance to improve its stock this weekend at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, which kicks off on Thursday.

“You may be able to get a good (safety) in the third-round area. That’s the history of safety. You don’t have to get one in round one; you can get one later on,” Pauline said.

Who does he like at safety?

“Keith McGill of Utah; he’s an imposing looking figure. He’s a great athlete and he’s going to put up some big numbers at the combine. Will he stay at cornerback or be moved to safety?” Pauline said.

“Jimmy Ward of Northern Illinois is sort of the opposite of McGill. Not really big, not really fast, just a smart, instinctive, tough football player. He doesn’t make mental mistakes. You know what you’re getting with him.

“Ahmad Dixon of Baylor in the fourth-round area. Good against the run, good against the pass, very aggressive. He plays lights out football, but he has average size/speed numbers,” Pauline said.

First-round safeties?

“The only guy would be Calvin Pryor. I still think 21 is a bit early for him. I have him as a second-rounder,” Pauline said.

Alabama’s Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix?

“He’s solid, not great. The history of safeties coming out of Alabama has not been that great. I would not take him in the first round,” Pauline said.

Want a linebacker? Alabama’s C.J. Mosley would seem to be on the No. 21 bubble.

“He could be there at 21. If he has a great workout, probably not. How many people thought Lacy would be there for them in round two?” Pauline said.

Value picks at linebacker?

“You’ve got Chris Borland of Wisconsin, but he’s under six foot. Yawin Smallwood of UConn is a thinking man’s inside linebacker, but not a great athlete. He’s going to go in the third-round area, Borland in the second, third-round area, if he passes the medical,” Pauline said, referring to concerns about a 2010 shoulder injury Borland sustained.

“You’ve got a lot of small college defensive ends that project to 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level,” Pauline added.

Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix is a player Pauline continues to favor as a potential value prospect for the Packers at pick 21. Pauline says Nix would’ve been a top 12 pick had he declared eligibility for the 2013 draft. Instead, he remained in college and his stock has fallen following a disappointing season in which Nix’s weight ballooned.

Overall, Pauline considers this to be a draft class of average talent and depth.

“It’s not bad. It’s good at offensive tackle, good at pass rusher, a pretty good quarterback class. I think it’s really lacking in the secondary. There are no elite cornerbacks,” he said.

Prospects that could surprise with lights-out workouts this weekend?

“I’ll give you three names. We already talked about McGill; I hear he’s going to knock it out of the park. A sleeper is a receiver from Clemson named Martavis Bryant. He’s tall and I’m hearing he’s going to run in the low 4.3’s. (Defensive lineman) Brent Urban from Virginia has been struggling with an ankle injury. If he’s ready to go, he’ll put up some huge numbers. Jadeveon Clowney’s not going to surprise anybody,” Pauline said.

How much will the events of this weekend change opinions of this draft class? That’s the major question heading into an event that has dramatically risen in importance in recent years.

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