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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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.

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    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.

     

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Packers not tipping hand in return game

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Will Mike McCarthy’s team maintain post-bye magic?

From left to right, potential return men Micah Hyde (33), Randall Cobb (18) & Johnathan Franklin (23).

GREEN BAY—The Packers aren’t picking one return man for Sunday’s game against the Lions.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that whether Randall Cobb, Johnathan Franklin and/or Micah Hyde is called upon for a kickoff or punt return could vary depending on the moment.

“It will be situational,” McCarthy said. “It’s a game-plan decision, based on when and where.”

Based on preseason reps, Franklin could return kickoffs and Hyde could return punts. Cobb, of course, has done both.

McCarthy also said Jordy Nelson and Tramon Williams, who have both served as return men in past seasons, continue to take reps in practice as additional choices. But McCarthy confirmed that Cobb, Franklin and Hyde are the primary options at this point.

Given the fluid situation, it’s likely that anybody who shows a hot hand will be given a chance to take over the duty more permanently. Conversely, a costly miscue will have the coaches looking in other directions, especially coming off the fumbled kickoff by the since-released Jeremy Ross.

“We don’t ever try to lock it into just one or two players,” McCarthy said. “Randall still takes the normal flow of returns. I feel good about Micah and Johnathan.”

McCarthy also feels good about his team coming out of its bye week. He felt the week of practice, which included four workouts, went well, with Thursday’s “one of our better padded practices.”

The Packers are 6-1 under McCarthy following their bye week, with the only loss coming in overtime at Tennessee in 2008.

“If you were going to prioritize what’s the most important thing that happens in the bye week, it’s really the players getting healthy,” McCarthy said.

The Packers’ health did improve, with seven of the 10 players on the injury report listed as probable for the game. That includes four players whose hamstrings healed – linebacker Clay Matthews, safety Morgan Burnett, fullback John Kuhn and cornerback Jarrett Bush – plus two players who recovered from concussions, running back Eddie Lacy and tight end Jermichael Finley.

In both 2009 and 2012, the Packers beat the Lions coming off the bye, part of McCarthy’s 13-1 record against Detroit. But at 3-1 with already a 2-0 mark in the NFC North, this Lions team may be the strongest the Packers have seen in quite some time.

McCarthy said this is the best he’s seen the Lions playing heading into a matchup with the Packers, but he also expects to see his own squad re-energized and with a clear sense of purpose following a frustrating 1-2 start.

“I think the ability to step away and come back – the energy, the focus and the urgency, that’s always heightened,” McCarthy said. “It gives a chance for the coaching staff to put more into that up-and-coming game plan.”

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