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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT Aaron Adams appearance Aaron Adams will make an appearance at the Ohio Valley Regional Event in Pedersen Park in Marinette, WI on Wednesday, July 23, from 8-9:30 p.m.
  • 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.

    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.

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Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Thompson won't tip hand on Flynn, needs

Posted Feb 24, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS—Packers General Manager Ted Thompson gave the media a lesson in stealth scouting on Friday.

“I’m a horrible guy to be up here answering questions I’m not going to answer,” Thompson said during a 10-minute press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I’m not going to tell any trade secrets. It’s just not going to happen. You could be like opposite George on Seinfeld. I tell our scouts to listen and not talk.”

Thompson followed Denver Broncos GM John Elway to the podium, which left big shoes to fill. Elway entertained the media by answering a battery of Tim Tebow-related questions. One of the first questions Thompson faced pertained to quarterback Matt Flynn, and what Thompson’s position was on Flynn’s future with the Packers.

“Matt is a professional. Our policy is to try to keep all of our players. I’m not going to tell the other 31 teams what I think of Matt Flynn,” Thompson said.

Flynn is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. The contract tight end Jermichael Finley signed on Thursday has caused speculation the Packers might use the franchise tag on Flynn, to retain his rights.

“I wouldn’t speculate on what our plans would be,” Thompson said.

None of Thompson’s reluctance to provide information came as a surprise. He has long been a silent worker. Stealth is the Thompson way and it was reinforced in Friday’s press conference.

Nonetheless, the questions kept coming.

What are your needs in the draft?

“We think we have a pretty good team. We don’t critique publicly what we think our needs are,” Thompson said.

Clearly, the Packers have needs on a defense that was No. 32 overall and, also No. 32 in yards passing allowed and in sacks per pass play. Those needs are being exacerbated by a game that continues to tilt toward offense.

“The NFL likes people scoring touchdowns. I don’t think that’s a secret. They like the ball in the air and both teams doing it. It’s an offensive league,” Thompson said.

That’s where the Packers have an edge over most of the other teams. The Packers have arguably the best quarterback and certainly one of the top offenses in a league that rewards each.

“I think there are going to be some really good players coming out of this draft,” Thompson said.

It was as bold a statement as he would allow.

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