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  • 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.


  • 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.



Journeyman tackle savors opportunity

Posted May 31, 2012

A player in Herb Taylor’s position can only ask for an opportunity.

It was just an OTA practice, but Taylor was given that chance on Wednesday in a workout open to reporters. With Marshall Newhouse missing practice and Derek Sherrod still recovering from his surgically repaired broken leg, Taylor was taking most of the snaps at left tackle with the No. 1 offense.

Seventh-round draft pick Andrew Datko also took a few of those reps, but Taylor was still plenty busy. He also was the right tackle on the No. 2 offensive line throughout the nearly two-hour workout.

“It just kind of comes with the territory,” Taylor said of the backup duty. “If one man goes down or misses a day for whatever reason, the next man is up and you’re expected to perform the job without missing a beat.”

As the Packers look to solidify their depth at tackle in the post-Chad Clifton era, it appears Taylor will get a long look. He certainly has a better chance to make an impression now than when he joined the Packers last year in Week 16 as an emergency signing after Bryan Bulaga and Sherrod both went down with injuries in Kansas City. Clifton was still out with an injury then, too.

Taylor was active for the final two regular-season games but didn’t play, as the Packers shifted left guard T.J. Lang out to right tackle to get by until the playoffs. Clearly, Taylor has a much better grasp of things now than if he had been forced into action back then.

“It was basically a crash course,” he said. “They told me, ‘You’re dressing out (for the games), and you might have to play.’ It was learning this whole expansive offense in a matter of two or three nights.

“Being able to go through OTAs and sit down and really learn the concepts, learn the plays, it helps out a lot.”

Taylor calls himself “blessed” just to have another chance to continue playing football. Originally a sixth-round draft choice by Kansas City in 2007, Taylor played two seasons with the Chiefs but has since been signed and released by both the Broncos and Giants. Denver has acquired him and waived him each of the last three years.

When the Broncos let him go just before the start of the regular season last year, Taylor could only hope for another call. He played a few games with the Las Vegas club of the United Football League to stay active and in shape. He continued to work out on his own and “keep the faith.”

Latching on with the Packers last December has led to this opportunity in 2012. Despite Clifton’s departure and Sherrod’s injury, the Packers only added one offensive tackle in the draft (Datko) and two in undrafted free agency (Mike McCabe and Shea Allard), so the depth chart at tackle is nowhere near established and Taylor’s ability to play on both the left and right side should help him.

His goal, obviously, is to make the 53-man roster for Week 1, something he hasn’t done since 2008 with the Chiefs. At age 27, Taylor might be looking at his last chance, but thinking about it that way would only create a distraction, so he doesn’t. Mentally, he knows he must stay as sharp as possible to continue fighting for a job.

“Coaches can live with the physical side of stuff. Some guys are going to beat you every once in a while,” Taylor said. “But on the mental side, I think the most important thing is making sure you know your assignment and not making mistakes.

“I come to practice with my lunch pail every day and give it 100 percent. It’s up in the air after that.”

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