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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.


  • 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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Packers hold hope for Burnett; Banjo role could increase

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Defense prepared to play without veteran safety, if necessary

GREEN BAY—He’s the “quarterback” of their defense and they need him back, but the Packers say they’re much more prepared to play without Morgan Burnett this week than they were a week ago.

The Packers were blindsided when Burnett’s hamstring injury flared up last Friday, causing him to miss Sunday’s game in San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the player who makes the critical pass-coverage calls and adjustments was gone from the Packers secondary. Burnett’s importance became obvious when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick then threw for 412 yards in the Packers’ 34-28 loss at Candlestick Park.

“He sets all of the calls to formations, motion and shifts. When you get a guy who’s assertive and confident, they depend on a guy barking the signals out. Morgan is excellent at that. Everything happens in a split second. You want to be aggressive, not be hesitant. The defense relies on that,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said on Friday.

The hope is that Burnett will return to his safety position on Sunday when the Packers host the Redskins in the Packers’ home opener at Lambeau Field. Head Coach Mike McCarthy painted  a more positive picture for Burnett’s return than he did a week ago, when McCarthy’s body language was subdued when he announced that Burnett had been downgraded to questionable for the game in San Francisco.

“Morgan is farther ahead than what he was last week,” McCarthy said on Friday. “What goes on over the next 48 hours will be key to whether he plays. He’s like a quarterback out there. He makes a difference when he’s there.”

Burnett is officially listed as questionable, again, on the Packers’ injury report. What if he can’t play on Sunday?

“We’re prepared to go either way. We’ve had a week to prepare,” Capers said.

Should Burnett be unable to play, rookie safety Chris Banjo might see his role increase.

“I feel Chris is ready to play. He’s done nothing but answer the bell when given the opportunity. I look for him to take a step, like all of the other rookies need to,” McCarthy said.

“He’s getting there,” Safeties Coach Darren Perry said. “He has a much better feel for what he’s doing.”

Perry said the biggest problem the Packers faced when Burnett was unable to play last Sunday was having to cast players in unfamiliar roles, “especially when we played dime. That was probably the biggest adjustment,” Perry said.

“When you miss back there, it usually goes for a big gain. You want your best players out there, but we don’t make any excuses.”

Capers has prepared a game plan to face a Redskins team that wants to run the ball, but has an athletic quarterback that became famous last season for making big plays outside the pocket. Quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins are coming off a 33-27 loss on Monday night to the Eagles.

“Run the ball,” Capers said of Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan’s mantra. “If you can’t stop the run, he’s going to keep running it, and make plays off play action.

“The second half of (Monday’s) game was pretty much a two-minute drill. Because of the way the game went,” Capers said, referring to the Eagles’ 26-7 lead at halftime, “they weren’t able to run the ball.”

Meanwhile, Packers Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements would like to see the Packers do something they haven’t done in three years: produce a 100-yard rusher. Brandon Jackson is the last Packers runner to rush for 100 yards in a regular-season game; ironically, it was against the Redskins in 2010.

“I think we had our moments against San Francisco,” Clements said of the Packers running game, which came to life late in that game. “We’re continuing to work with it and we’re confident we’ll be effective with it.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 13

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