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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.

    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014

    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.

    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/




Lacy, Franklin, Burnett back; Matthews still out

Posted Sep 30, 2013

Randall Cobb preparing as though he’ll be return man

S Morgan Burnett

GREEN BAY—The Packers got a little healthier over their bye week, but how healthy isn’t clear just yet.

In a full-pads practice late Monday afternoon, running backs Eddie Lacy (concussion) and Johnathan Franklin (foot), along with safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring), were practicing during the portion of the workout open to the media.

Several other injured players were still out, however. They included linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), tight end Jermichael Finley (concussion), running back James Starks (knee), cornerbacks Casey Hayward (hamstring) and Jarrett Bush (hamstring), and fullback John Kuhn (hamstring).

Head Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t comment on the injury list, other than to say Lacy was “full-go” and Franklin was limited. He also said that several players had tests with the training staff, meaning it’s possible some could be cleared to practice this week.

“We’ll have that information for you Wednesday,” McCarthy said, referring to the team’s next scheduled workout.

Burnett is one of two active-roster players (along with Hayward) who hasn’t played yet this season, so he was genuinely thrilled to get back on the field. Originally hurt in the third preseason game, Burnett — sporting a new dreadlock-free haircut for the first time since the 10th grade — said he was “excited just to put on my pads” and “wasn’t holding anything back.”

As a leader in the secondary, Burnett’s presence has been missed, with the Packers allowing all three opposing quarterbacks thus far to post passer ratings above 100. Burnett is aware, though, that he can’t approach his first game as though he must make up for lost time.

“Don’t get caught up in missing three games, feeling like you’re behind the eight-ball,” he said. “Just do your job, let the game come to you, and don’t go chasing things and forcing things that aren’t there.”

McCarthy said the team’s pass defense and turnover ratio were two areas the coaching staff examined closely during the bye week. While the defense made a “big step” in getting four takeaways in Cincinnati, McCarthy wants to see the offense, which has seven turnovers in three games, take better care of the ball.

Another area of bye-week study was the return game, which will see change following the release of Jeremy Ross one day after his costly kickoff fumble against the Bengals.

The most experienced returner on the roster is receiver Randall Cobb, while rookies Micah Hyde on punts and Franklin on kickoffs also could be in the mix. Rookie practice-squad running back Michael Hill was signed to Ross’ roster spot and could get a look as well, though he never handled return duty in four years at Missouri Western.

“We have some candidates,” said McCarthy with no interest in revealing the team’s plans. “Whether Randall will do it or won’t do it, we’ll let the week play that out. It’s a focus. It’s been a focus since we’ve made the change.”

For his part, Cobb said he’s preparing as though he’s going to be the guy, which is no different than his approach when Ross was here.

“I have to. That’s my job to be prepared to be that guy,” Cobb said. “I’ve prepared all through training camp, all through OTAs. I’m practicing it still now. I’m prepared to go whenever my name is called.”

As for whether adding full-time return duty would make him any less explosive on offense, or vice versa, Cobb didn’t sound overly concerned about getting worn down.

“I’m out there to play every down as hard as I can, and to give 110 percent effort every play that I’m out there,” he said. “Whether it’s a special teams play or an offensive play, I have to go out there with the same mindset, same mentality.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 30

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