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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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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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The news is bad; Johnathan Franklin 'will not be back'

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Scott Tolzien stars in Packers' final practice of spring

GREEN BAY—A neck injury has cost the Packers another promising player.

“I have some unfortunate news on Johnathan Franklin,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday, following the final practice of the spring. “He will not be back with us. He’s as classy a young man as has walked through these doors. His situation will be addressed tomorrow by the organization.”

Franklin, a fourth-round draft choice in 2013, sustained a neck injury that ended the running back’s rookie season in late November. He was a non-participant in practices this spring. Apparently, recent medical tests revealed a problem or risk that couldn’t be overcome.

It was discouraging news with which the Packers ended a spring that was on nearly all other accounts a success. McCarthy gave the offseason his seal of approval as he bid farewell to the media until the start of training camp.

“We feel confident we hit those targets. I feel very good about it. Particularly on defense, our quality of work was definitely improved. We feel good about what’s in,” McCarthy said.

Defense would seem to have been the star of the spring. It’s the side of the ball on which the Packers need the most improvement, and at the start of OTAs McCarthy went so far as to make a “big letters” guarantee of improvement on defense this season.

Micah Hyde moved from cornerback to safety and is likely to begin training camp in that spot. Free-agent acquisition Julius Peppers moved from defensive end to outside linebacker and would seem to be the main reason for a brighter outlook on that side of the ball.

“I thought he had an excellent spring,” McCarthy said of Hyde. “I thought Micah did a heckuva job in the offseason.”

What about Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and Jerel Worthy, none of whom practiced in the spring? Will they be recovered from their injuries in time for the start of training camp?

“Gee, I hope so,” McCarthy said.

Matthews is the Packers’ star pass rusher and his recovery from two surgeries on the same thumb will go a long way toward improvement on defense. A Matthews-Peppers pass-rush combination is the one-two punch on which the Packers are depending.

Proven depth abounds at nearly all of the offensive positions, except for tight end, where Jermichael Finley remains unsigned and Andrew Quarless missed spring drills due to an undisclosed injury, and that makes third-round draft pick Richard Rodgers an important prospect.

“I thought he picked up the scheme very well. I thought he was very productive. The tight end group, the new guys made a big impression,” McCarthy said.

The Packers’ final practice of the spring was limited to young players, as veterans were excused from the practice and allowed to begin their summer a day early. Backup quarterback Scott Tolzien would seem to have been the star of Thursday’s practice.

“Today’s practice is exactly what we look for. Scott Tolzien got a lot better today. This practice was a focus on the younger players, getting them reps and getting them ready for training camp,” McCarthy said.

“Mentally, we wait for nobody. Training camp is different. We put the pads on and the environment is different. The environment is electric.”

Additional coverage - June 19 minicamp

 
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