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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

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FA receivers class has headline attractions

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Mike Wallace is speedy pass catcher that can blow the top off the coverage

Leading up to the official start of free agency on March 12, packers.com will examine the league’s unrestricted free agents, position by position. In the third installment, we look at the wide receivers and tight ends.

GREEN BAY—A simple way to get a handle on this year’s crop of free-agent wide receivers and tight ends is to break it down into three rather distinct groups.

There are guys who will generate a lot of buzz, second-tier producers who lack the spotlight, and late-career vets looking for one more shot.

With Kansas City’s Dwayne Bowe having signed a new deal on Monday, most of the buzz likely will be around these players – receivers Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Wes Welker and Brian Hartline, and tight ends Delanie Walker, Dustin Keller and Tony Gonzalez.

Wallace is the classic stretch-the-field speedster who has averaged a healthy 17 yards per catch over his four-year career with the Steelers and caught 32 TDs. He has a reputation for dropping too many, but he’s been trying to land himself a big contract since his breakout season in 2010 (60 catches, 1,257 yards, 21.0 avg., 10 TDs) and has finally reached free agency.

Injuries have cost Jennings 11 games over the past two seasons and he’ll turn 30 the first month of the regular season. He looked like he was back to his yards-after-the-catch self with his 120-yard, two-TD game at Minnesota in Week 17, but that was also his first 100-yard game since mid-2011. The Packers reportedly made Jennings an offer to stay last year, but he expects to do better and Bowe’s new five-year contract could help him. Bowe is just one year younger than Jennings and is reportedly now the third-highest-paid receiver in the league, behind Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson.

Welker’s numbers are practically off the charts – 112 receptions or more in five of the last six seasons, including three years with better than 1,300 yards. Two questions here: Will the Patriots even let him reach free agency (Tom Brady’s new deal freed up some salary cap room, possibly to help keep Welker, and negotiations are reportedly ongoing), and at what point will the soon-to-be 32-year-old start to decline?

Hartline is the sleeper in this first receiver group, coming off his first big season in Miami. He had 74 catches for 1,083 yards in 2012, working with a rookie QB in Ryan Tannehill, yet, Hartline found the end zone only once. Some may think he had a right-place, right-time kind of year, but others might see a steady producer hitting his stride.

At tight end, Walker became a favorite target of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second half of the season and impressed with his runs after the catch, averaging a wide receiver-like 16.4 yards per grab.

Keller steadily increased his numbers in his first four years with the Jets until injuries robbed him of eight games in his fifth season last year. Gonzalez was supposedly retiring, but it’s assumed if he comes back it will be only to sign with the Falcons.

The second tier features the more under-the-radar types who have respectable track records but who aren’t generally viewed as go-to guys.

Two of the receivers are from St. Louis in Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson. Amendola will be more highly sought after and is probably at the top of this group, though injuries have limited him significantly the past two years.

A former Ram, Donnie Avery, had his best season last year with the Colts, catching 60 passes. Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs didn’t do much as a receiver last season, but interest could be high from teams needing a proven return specialist (San Francisco’s Ted Ginn Jr. is available as a returner, too). If there’s one more name to sneak into this group at receiver it might be Domenik Hixon, who has flashed at times in a deep Giants receiving corps.

Another Giant, tight end Martellus Bennett, had his best season in 2012 following four so-so years in Dallas. Washington’s Fred Davis also fits this category but lost half of last season to injuries, while Miami’s Anthony Fasano is another steady guy and frequent red-zone target.

Finally, there’s a substantial list of recognizable names that have been around a long time and who are at, or very near, the end. Receiver Brandon Stokley re-emerged in 2012 upon being reunited with QB Peyton Manning in Denver. Another former Manning target, tight end Dallas Clark, continued to produce for Tampa Bay in his 10th season.

Stokley and Clark don’t carry the baggage some of the others do, where questions beyond simply age – be it injuries or other issues – arise with names such as Deion Branch, Steve Breaston, Plaxico Burress, Braylon Edwards, Devery Henderson and Randy Moss at receiver, and Kevin Boss, Chris Cooley and Benjamin Watson at tight end.

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