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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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DuJuan Harris challenged again; rookie tight end makes big-time catch

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Another safety steps up in competition

GREEN BAY—It was his job, and then came the knee injury that sentenced him to the injured reserve list, from where DuJuan Harris watched Eddie Lacy become the league’s hottest new running back and James Starks rush to contract security.

Now, Harris is back in action, but at least two notches beneath where he was a year ago at this time, and that begs the question, what is his role on this team?

“Whenever my number is called; that’s my role. I’m not looking at it as a battle. It takes a team to get to the Super Bowl,” Harris said on Tuesday, following one more OTA practice that brings the Packers one more day closer to training camp.

The knee injury doesn’t appear to have cost Harris any of his quickness. On Tuesday, he caught a pass in the left flat and darted down the sideline, his short, powerful legs a blur.

“I probably could’ve come back (last season), but it would’ve been risky,” he said.

It would’ve been an unnecessary risk. Lacy shouldered the load and when asked on Tuesday if he’s concerned that Lacy might take too much of a beating, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said, “I’d like to think Eddie puts the beating on.”

When Lacy needed a rest, Starks entered the game. He rushed for 493 yards and a 5.5 yards-per-carry average.

“His productivity last year was the best of his career,” McCarthy said.

So what about that depth chart at running back?

“My depth chart looks nothing like your depth chart,” McCarthy said.

Harris likely fits in a special place on a different type of depth chart. At 5-8, 203, he’s a different type of runner. He’s a change-of-pace, complementary back who’s compact where Starks is long and lean. Harris is a kind of mini-Lacy.

The challenge remains the same. The challenge has always been to succeed against great odds.

“That’s just what I’m used to. Growing up, I was always one of the smallest guys. They said I wouldn’t make the varsity. Did that. They said I wouldn’t play in a Division One program. Did that. They said I’d have to go to the CFL; wouldn’t be a starter in the NFL. Did that. I’m not fazed by this at all,” Harris said.

“I’m my challenge. I have to come in every day and get better. If I fail to do that, that’s my problem.”

Harris wasn’t the only player to catch a pass and race down the sideline on Tuesday. Rookie tight end Richard Rodgers made the catch of the day, one-handing a reception as he was working across the field. He made the catch in stride and flashed down the right sideline.

“Big-time catch today. I think he’s a natural in space. I’m excited to see him in the inline work when we get to camp,” McCarthy said of his third-round draft pick.

Rodgers dropped weight and moved to wide receiver last season at Cal, where he was forced to fit himself into a new spread offense. McCarthy believes the move advanced Rodgers’ career as a pass catcher.

“Anytime you play in displacement formation, it’s definitely a learning opportunity,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy also singled out safety Sean Richardson, who intercepted a pass early in practice. Richardson would seem to have joined the competition at a safety position that might not have been as great a need as it was thought to be.

“Sean’s looked great. He made a nice play out there today. He’ll show up in pads. That’s his world. He’s a big, physical guy,” McCarthy said.

Additional coverage - June 10 OTA

 
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