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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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Hamstrings make Morgan Burnett, Brad Jones questionable

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Forming of Packers’ 2013 identity starts now

S Morgan Burnett (42) & LB Brad Jones (59)

GREEN BAY—The hamstring injuries sustained by safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Brad Jones in Week 3 of the preseason might not be as healed as originally thought.

Burnett and Jones, who sat out the preseason finale last week but were not listed on the injury report all this week, were added on Friday and are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Burnett didn’t practice on Friday while Jones was limited in the final tune-up prior to the Packers’ trip to San Francisco.

“We’ll see how it goes. We’re being smart with those guys,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “You get to that point. It’s 48 hours and it’s important for everybody to get themselves ready to play the game.

“It’s something we’ve always stressed when you get off the field on Fridays, the opportunity now to physically get ready.  Hopefully it’s no more than that.”

If it is more than that, the question of whether the other starter at safety is M.D. Jennings or Jerron McMillian becomes moot. The two spent all training camp and the preseason battling for the starting job alongside Burnett.

Jennings said on Friday that no one was really declared the winner, probably because both will have roles in the defense’s various sub-packages, just like last year. Jennings and McMillian haven’t played alongside one another much in the regular season, though, and if Burnett can’t go, that would be an adjustment.

“It wouldn’t take that much time,” said Jennings, who expressed confidence that Burnett would be able to play. “We take reps beside each other at practice and we played together in the preseason. I think both of us would settle in and do pretty good on the back end.

“You have to be ready whenever. We play a lot of special teams, both myself and Jerron. It’s no panic mode, you just have to be ready.”

The same could be true for either Robert Francois or Jamari Lattimore, the top two backup inside linebackers, should Jones be unable to play. The nod would likely go to Francois, who started in Jones’ place last week in Kansas City.

Primarily a special teams player in his three seasons in Green Bay, Francois hasn’t seen significant action on defense since late in 2011, when he took over for an injured A.J. Hawk during the Thanksgiving game in Detroit and then started the next two contests.

Francois intercepted two passes in those three games, which confirmed that his home was at inside linebacker after working both the inside and outside spots previously.

“He’s a different linebacker today than when he arrived here,” McCarthy said. “The opportunity now to focus in on one position I think has really helped him.

“He’s always been a tough, hard-nosed football player and done a very good job on special teams. Utility player for us, smart, tough. Love having him on our team.”

The addition of Burnett and Jones to the injury report actually doubled the injury list for the Packers, who are relatively healthy.

Second-year cornerback Casey Hayward, who re-injured his hamstring in the same preseason game against Seattle in which Burnett and Jones got hurt, is out, while veteran cornerback Jarrett Bush (ankle) has been limited in practice but is probable for the game.

The Packers have dealt with a ton of injuries in two of the last three seasons and already lost tackle Bryan Bulaga and running back DuJuan Harris for this year. Should that be the worst of the news in 2013, it would be a welcome change. Time will tell.

“The way you go through a season, what happens to your team, how it grows, it forms a certain identity,” McCarthy said. “Really, your identity and your personality, in my opinion, is what’s formed in the first quarter of the season.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 6

 
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