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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/

     

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Payton returns on day for defense at Senior Bowl

Posted Jan 23, 2013

Small-school defensive tackle steals the spotlight

MOBILE—The TV cameras trained their eye on Sean Payton, but scouts at the Senior Bowl gathered around Brandon Williams following Wednesday’s morning practice. They found themselves asking: Who is this kid from Missouri Southern that couldn’t be blocked?

Payton was the center of attention. Returning from his one-year suspension, the Saints head coach walked up the aisle at Ladd-Peebles Stadium with a smile on his face as he joined an assemblage of Saints coaches and scouts, shaking hands with each of them as they welcomed him back to the NFL. How closely Payton watched the North practice is unknown, but he wouldn’t have had to watch closely to know that Williams was dominating.

The 6-4, 325-pound defensive tackle joined the ranks of big-school stars at the position, players such as North Carolina’s Sylvester Williams and Penn State’s Jordan Hill, both of whom had their own high moments. Generally speaking, the defensive linemen are the strength of the North squad, and they proved as much on Wednesday.

Following practice, scouts flocked to Brandon Williams to ask the requisite questions: Did you miss any games? Do you have any arrests? Were you a team captain?

The answers were no, no, yes.

It was a day for defense, as the South finished what the North started by capping the day with spirited nine-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills that featured a couple of scraps and a nasty cheap shot by California offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.

What is the strength of your game, a scout asked Brandon Williams?

“Getting off the ball. Quickness and bull-rushing,” Williams said.

It’s exactly what Williams did best on Wednesday. He beat offensive linemen off the ball and drove them steadily backwards with a bulldozing style of pass rush.

Meanwhile, offensive tackle Eric Fisher (pictured) renewed his head-to-head battle with Texas defensive end Alex Okafor. The two battled fiercely on Wednesday, Okafor causing a major thump on his first thrust, but Fisher always managing to hold his ground.

“Good battle against him. He’s making me a better player. I hope I’m making him a better player,” Fisher said.

Representing Central Michigan, Fisher said “a lot of people wanted to see me go against these top guys from the big schools.”

They might’ve seen enough. At 6-7, 305, Fisher battles to keep his weight up and offers the potential to become even bigger.

“I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, eat food,” he joked.

In the South’s practice in the afternoon, Jim Schwartz’ Detroit Lions coaching staff triggered a high-intensity session that featured two thunderous run-blitz hits by linebackers Vince Williams of Florida State and Sean Porter of Texas A&M.

Here are some highlights from each practice.

North

  • Washington defensive back Desmond Trufant made the first strike of the day in wide receiver blocking drills.

  • Mike Glennon of N.C. State is clearly the top quarterback. Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib is No. 2. Miami of Ohio’s Zac Dysert has struggled.

  • Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is a track star who got deep for a long touchdown pass. He’s expected to run in the 4.3’s.

  • Utah State cornerback Will Davis came on strong in the second half of the season to earn a bid from the Senior Bowl, and he made the most of it on Wednesday with several impressive plays, including a pass-defense on step-for-step coverage of a deep pass.

  • Elon’s Aaron Mallette, 6-4, 220, has the kind of size scouts like in a wide receiver, and he proved he could get deep and use that size to come down with the ball.

  • Fresno State running back Robbie Rouse, 5-7, 190, is a quick, low-to-the-ground runner that will appeal to a team looking for a complementary back. He flashed an impressive inside-out move on one run.

South

  • Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins hit from 55 yards with plenty of room to spare. Hopkins has been down the middle in all three practices.

  • Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor flattened Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson in blitz pickup.

  • Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has struggled this week. His best throw might’ve been his bomb to Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton.

  • Florida State’s E.J. Manuel and Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson continued their steady play. They likely have helped their draft stock. Manuel ended the day with a deep-seam completion to Rice tight end Vance McDonald, causing Manuel to celebrate his success with a fist pump.

  • What Cal defensive back Marc Anthony might lack in speed he makes up for with instinct. He broke on a Landry Jones pass and nearly made a pick-six interception.

  • Manuel’s running ability was put on display on a bootleg call in which Manuel turned the corner with ease.

One college scouting director described this draft crop this way: “The juniors coming in make it a pretty good one. If you need a quarterback, it wouldn’t be very good to be at the top, but there are some impact players. You get 15-20 in, and it starts to tail off.”

 

 
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