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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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Free-agent signings that make sense

Posted Mar 15, 2013

Dolphins and Broncos top the list

GREEN BAY—Some are gone; most are left.

Recognizable names continue to dominate the list of players available in free agency this year. The names that have been erased from that list have joined another list, the list of the wealthy.

Money and salary cap not included – I don’t know how you do that but I’ll try – these are the moves that make sense.

Miami Dolphins—The acquisition of speed receiver Mike Wallace could be the home run of this free agency. Wallace is a deep threat that should make everything about Coach Joe Philbin’s offense better, starting with second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Wallace comes to the Dolphins at great cost – his salary cap number in 2014 is set at $17.25 million, which means he’ll have to be restructured before then – but Wallace has the kind of game-changing speed that could buy time for General Manager Jeff Ireland. Tight end Dustin Keller is a possession receiver likely to benefit from Wallace’s field-stretching ability, and complement it, too. The Dolphins also signed Baltimore linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who made a name for himself filling in for Ray Lewis.

Denver Broncos—Wes Welker goes from Tom Brady to Peyton Manning. Talk about lucky. So what are the Broncos getting, a 100-catches possession receiver on his last legs, or the missing link? The Broncos also added cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, linebacker Stewart Bradley and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to an already imposing defense. That’s a lot of talent and money all intended to get Manning over the top one more time, but why not? The clock is running on Manning.

San Francisco 49ers—The Falcons considered drafting Glenn Dorsey over Matt Ryan in the 2008 draft; that’s how distinct Dorsey’s talents were coming out of LSU. They have not been that obvious in the NFL, and the Chiefs decided to let Dorsey leave in free agency. In San Francisco, Dorsey will join a star-studded defense that could help him reclaim his former greatness.

Detroit Lions—Reggie Bush might be the perfect complement to Calvin Johnson, which is to say a Darren Sproles-like, Randall Cobb-like pass catcher that can be used in a multitude of roles. Make no mistake about it, the Lions want to throw the ball and they’ve added another weapon in their passing game. The Lions re-signed safety Louis Delmas and added Glover Quin, a young, ascending safety. They also signed Jason Jones, a defensive lineman in his prime who’s likely to reap the benefits of playing on a line with Suh and Nick Fairley.

Seattle Seahawks—On the heels of a trade that brings Percy Harvin to Seattle, the Seahawks dug deep to sign Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril. Avril is a sacks-maker, no doubt, but how much of that is the result of having played next to Ndamukong Suh? The Seahawks defense was high in the rankings in nearly every category last season, except in sacks. The hope is Avril will change that in a division where the 49ers are king. The Seahawks also signed DE Michael Bennett from Tampa Bay, where Bennett exploded with nine sacks last season.

Arizona Cardinals—New Coach Bruce Arians is familiar with running back Rashard Mendenhall from their days together in Pittsburgh. Mendenhall’s season was lost to ACL recovery last year. Arians is betting Mendenhall will be fully recovered for this season. The Cardinals also signed Minnesota linebacker Jasper Brinkley, cornerback Jerraud Powers, quarterback Drew Stanton from Indianapolis and Jets safety Yeremiah Bell. They are as close as you can get to value signings in the first week of free agency.

Tampa Bay Bucs—Dashon Goldson is in the prime of his career and makes a Tampa defense that was last in the league against the pass instantly better.

Atlanta Falcons—Veteran running back Steven Jackson is a patch for a team that flattened Michael Turner’s tires and is desperate to run the ball better than it did last season when it finished 29th in the league.

Philadelphia Eagles—The Eagles went with the safety-in-numbers approach, signing eight unrestricted free agents, including defensive end Connor Barwin, safeties Kenny Phillips and Patrick Chung and defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga. Change is in the air in Philadelphia under new coach Chip Kelly.

Chicago Bears—Playing in a division against Clay Matthews and Jared Allen, the Bears spent big to acquire left tackle Jermon Bushrod from the Saints.

New England Patriots—Welker leaves, Danny Amendola arrives. Will anyone know the difference?

Cleveland Browns—The Ravens’ run to the Super Bowl made a lot of money for linebackers Ellerbe and Paul Kruger. The Browns signed Kruger, a dependable and productive defender.

New Orleans Saints—The addition of Pittsburgh cornerback Keenan Lewis brings a young, ascending player to a defense ranked last in the league and in desperate need of help.

More to come.

 
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