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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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/




Mike McCarthy likes what he sees in first practice

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Injury list longer than anticipated, though

GREEN BAY—There was a lot Mike McCarthy liked about the Packers’ first training camp practice of 2013. Most important, he liked the fact that it looked the way a practice is supposed to look.

“I liked the tempo, liked the pace,” McCarthy said, adding that it was rough in spots and he’s not “jumping for joy,” but he felt the more productive OTA sessions from the spring have gotten the Packers off to a better start.

“This team learned how to practice better, faster, harder with the tempo that’s necessary to train, and I thought it carried over to today.”

The roster was a little thinner than expected, though, with 10 players not practicing.

Unexpectedly on the injury list were cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) and defensive end Mike Neal (abdomen), who both could be out a couple of weeks, according to McCarthy.

Also, running back DuJuan Harris, who missed OTAs after having a cyst near his lung removed, now has a knee injury and could be out a week or two.

Others missing practice included cornerback Davon House (illness), linebacker Jamari Lattimore (illness) and safety Chaz Powell (foot).

As expected, defensive lineman Jerel Worthy (knee) and offensive tackle Derek Sherrod (leg) remain out, but McCarthy said Sherrod is “much further along” than in the spring, when he was able to do some drill work. Rules prevent Sherrod from doing any drill work in camp, however, until he passes his physical.

Safety Sean Richardson (neck) also remains out, with various tests being done over the past couple of days, McCarthy said. Rookie offensive lineman JC Tretter, who broke his ankle during OTAs, will not be ready for the start of the season.

As for the action on the field, rookie cornerback Micah Hyde had an impressive first day. During team (11-on-11) work, he broke up a deep pass from B.J. Coleman intended for Sederrik Cunningham, and then in 7-on-7, he jumped an out route to Randall Cobb and swatted the ball away.

The only blemish on Hyde’s great day was on the final play of practice, when James Jones beat him to the corner to haul in a lob from Aaron Rodgers for a touchdown during no-huddle work.

VIEW PHOTOS from Friday's practice

“If you’d ask me who was the one player who jumped out to me, I’d say it was Micah,” McCarthy said. “That’s something that you saw on his college film at Iowa. His ability to play the football, he has excellent ball skills, he’s a very good anticipator.”

The kicking competition also got underway, with Giorgio Tavecchio doing one better than Mason Crosby. With both kickers trying a series of kicks from 33, 36, 44, 50, 53 and 53 yards, Tavecchio was 5-of-6, missing only his first try from 53, while Crosby was 4-of-6, missing from 50 and 53 before hitting his final 53-yarder.

“We want to make sure we have plenty of information,” McCarthy said of the kickers, suggesting there will be more head-to-head duels like that as camp continues. “The reps will be higher.”

Practice also featured three two-minute breaks that have been inserted into the schedule to simulate television timeouts during games. Called a “re-gen” period, the players take a break, get a drink and then proceeded with more 11-on-11 work, generally the most intense portions of practice.

Additional coverage - July 26

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