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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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Who might fall right into the Packers' lap?

Posted Apr 25, 2013

This is a difficult draft to predict

Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert

GREEN BAY—As this process turned into its final phase, when the NFL’s 32 teams convened in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, the word was that this was a bad draft class. The word was that it was a bad year to have the top pick because there wasn’t a quarterback worthy of that selection.

Three months later, there’s still no quarterback, but what was thought to be a weak overall class has turned into something a lot better, and certainly a lot juicier. The draft class from which the NFL will pick over the next three days is loaded with intrigue. What we’re likely to witness, beginning tonight, is a great divergence of opinion.

Bill Polian is calling this a “tough guy draft,” because it’s full of meat-and-potatoes players. I’m calling it an “upside-down draft,” because several of the players that were thought to be at the top of the first round have fallen to the bottom of the round or maybe even out of it.

Damontre Moore of Texas A&M is a perfect example. His name had been linked to the Jaguars with the second overall pick. After the combine, Moore went into free fall.

“I’ll be surprised if Moore isn’t available at 26. Not a great athlete but he’s a great football player. If the light goes on, he’s going to be a good pro football player,” draft guru Tony Pauline said as he rode the train into midtown Manhattan.

Think about that. Moore available for the Packers to draft? It would’ve been unthinkable a few months ago.

Here’s another one: John Jenkins. He put on an eye-popping show of power and athleticism at the Senior Bowl, but he did something else at the Senior Bowl: He weighed in at 359 pounds, and it hurt him big time because no one is questioning Jenkins’ ability, they’re questioning his dedication.

“World of potential, but the fact he was 359 pounds at the Senior Bowl is hurting him. I’ll be surprised if he’s not there for the Packers,” Pauline said.

Jenkins available to the Packers? If you ascribe to George Young’s “Planet Theory,” that there are only so many people on the planet that big and when you have a chance to take one, you take him, then it’s unthinkable that Jenkins could fall that far.

Georgia’s Jarvis Jones, one of the draft’s premier pass rushers and a perfect fit for Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense, has also fallen.

“I think Jones has the medical and didn’t work out well, plus, some people think he’s one-dimensional, but I would be shocked if he’s still available at 26,” Pauline said of Jones, who began to fall at the combine on reports of a neck injury.

For some to fall, others must rise and Pauline believes a fast-rising crop of cornerbacks will represent the best value group available when the Packers go on the clock. Pauline likes Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant and fast-rising Boise corner Phillip Taylor as top-of-the-board prospects at pick 26. Of course, Pauline’s board isn’t Ted Thompson’s.

“You’re going to have some good running backs there: Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. No receiver unless Tyler Eifert slides. I don’t think he will. He’d be good value. Cordarelle Patterson could slip that far. If he does, it’s because of a major red flag. No offensive lineman, unless they want to reach for Justin Pugh of Syracuse. Jonathan Hankins could be good value. Twenty-six might still be a bit early for Jesse Williams. There’ll be better cornerbacks on the board,” Pauline added.

Eifert has become somewhat of a darling-of-the-media selection. He’s the big, soft-hands tight end Mike McCarthy loves. Patterson, the Tennessee wide receiver, is pure size and speed, but do the Packers really need a wide receiver? Hey, it’s an offensive game.

This draft seems to be all about who falls how far. DT Star Lotulelei was falling due to heart concerns, but he’s checked out OK recently and Pauline doesn’t believe Lotulelei will fall much beneath the top 10 picks.

As the final hours tick off to the start of the draft, nobody knows for sure how this draft will fall. That would seem to be this draft’s identity, that it’s one of the most difficult drafts to get a handle on in recent years. If that’s true, it could turn out to be a very good year to sit and wait for someone you thought would be gone to fall right into your lap.

It’s a strategy that worked for the Packers in 2005.

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