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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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Vince Young takes advantage of opportunity

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Aaron Rodgers says he's ready, despite limiting playing time


GREEN BAY—Vince Young says he’s still trying to catch up in this Packers offense, but in the process he’s also catching up to Graham Harrell in the battle for the backup quarterback job.

Young had by far his best performance of the preseason in Friday’s 17-10 loss to Seattle at Lambeau Field, completing six of seven passes for 41 yards and leading the Packers to their only touchdown on the night in the third quarter.

He made two big plays with his legs, scrambling twice for 39 yards on the 11-play, 80-yard drive, taking advantage of the Seahawks playing man-to-man coverage with their back turned to the ball.

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“That’s his game right there, making plays when the pocket breaks down,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “I think he’s improving. This is a wordy system and a difficult system to pick up. He was behind but he’s been picking it up and showing improvements.”

His best pass of the night came on a bootleg to tight end Andrew Quarless for 16 yards, one play after a quick toss over the middle to receiver Alex Gillett converted a short third down.

Had Quarless been able to make one tackler miss, he might have turned it into a 37-yard TD. Instead, Young needed to cap off the drive three plays later with a 1-yard TD pass to rookie fullback Jonathan Amosa.

“I’m getting there,” Young said. “I felt we accomplished some things Coach (McCarthy) wanted us to as a second- and third-team unit, and I want to keep that work up.

“The things the defense did, I had the opportunity to use my legs a little bit. It still goes back to the offensive line making some key blocks, opening up the window.”

Considering he came into camp with the offensive installations nearly complete, Young’s progress has been fairly rapid. Albeit on just two drives, to post a 130.7 passer rating in McCarthy’s offense less than three full weeks after picking up the playbook is no easy task.

“It’s a lot trying to catch up with signals,” said Young, who did mishandle a shotgun snap and recovered the ball for a 15-yard loss, his only glaring negative in the game. “Eventually I want to get to no huddles and stuff like that, but it’s going to take one day at a time, take a lot of work, a lot of hard work behind the scenes. I’m just trying my hardest to catch up right now.

“There’s a lot in this offense and it can’t happen over three weeks. I’ll be back here tomorrow early in the morning.”

Harrell got a total of five series, including four in the second quarter with the No. 1 offensive line and against Seattle’s No. 1 defense. He was just 6-of-13 for 49 yards and misfired on his one scoring opportunity.

With the help of a 25-yard defensive pass interference penalty and a 14-yard completion to receiver Jarrett Boykin to convert a third-and-10, Harrell got the offense into scoring range and eventually faced fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 4.

McCarthy put Harrell on the spot by going for it, and at first tight end Jermichael Finley was ruled to have made a diving, fingertip grab of a wide throw just across the goal line. A review negated the catch, however, and Harrell was shut out on the scoreboard for the second time in three games.

“All preseason it feels like we’ve moved the ball well and then can’t finish the drive,” Harrell said. “That’s something we’ve got to work on.”

Rodgers still hasn’t found the end zone either this preseason and played just one series before giving way to the backup battle.

Rodgers has attempted just 24 passes through three preseason games and has been on a pitch count in practice. But even if he doesn’t play much in the fourth preseason game, which is customary, he feels he’s ready for the regular season.

“I do,” he said. “I’ve played a lot of football. I’ll make sure my conditioning is where it needs to be for the first game, and I’ll be fine.”

Of greater concern perhaps is the fact that receivers Jordy Nelson (knee) and Randall Cobb (bicep) haven’t played at all in the preseason and likely won’t, bringing into question their timing with Rodgers and the rest of the first unit.

Again, Rodgers remains unconcerned.

“We’ve had issues like that in the past. You just have to get your work in practice when those guys come back,” he said. “Hopefully we get Jordy back next week, get some work in. Randall the same. Regardless if they play (in Kansas City) or not, it will be good to get some reps with them.

“We’ve played a lot of football together, Jordy and I, and had a lot of success. Obviously Randall last year had a lot of success. We’re talking every day and they’re in the meetings. It’s just a matter of making sure we’re on the same page.”

 
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