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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/



Vic Ketchman

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


Trio fighting for spots in secondary

Posted Aug 18, 2011

One is a Super Bowl hero, another was undrafted and once-cut, the third was a high draft choice. Desperation comes in many forms.

Jarrett Bush, Josh Gordy (pictured) and Pat Lee all have one thing in common: an instinct for survival in the NFL.

Bush’s career speaks best for the perseverance and resilience required of reserve players that continually find themselves fighting for a roster spot. Bush was an undrafted free agent from Utah State who was cut by Carolina and signed by the Packers. Five years later, he’s coming off a game-changing interception in the Super Bowl and he’s got the inside track on a sixth season of survival in the NFL.

“Competing against guys that were drafted; guys they like. I was very nervous,” Bush recalled of his rookie season. “It’s a life-long dream. People don’t last in this business forever.”

Gordy has followed a route to the Packers similar to Bush’s. Gordy was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan by the Jaguars last year, but was cut by the Jaguars late in the preseason and was signed to the Packers practice squad on Sept. 15. On Dec. 1, Gordy was signed to the Packers active roster and played on special teams right through the team’s Super Bowl win.

“The Packers gave me an opportunity to come in and play football. From there, you work your way up,” Gordy said.

In this training camp, Gordy has worked his way into strong contention for a roster spot as a young cornerback with upside.

“We wanna get a good look at Gordy tomorrow night because he showed up, obviously, in the first game,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said. “Gordy played well. He had the interception, which he played well. I thought he covered well.”

Bush, Gordy and Lee will all see significant playing time on Friday in the Packers’ preseason home opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Of the three players, Bush is clearly in the lead. He’s a cornerback that can play safety, and vice versa, and the combination increases his value. Gordy, however, leaped to the forefront with an interception and a sack in the Packers’ loss to the Browns last Saturday.

“That’s pretty big. They look for young guys to make splash plays. I thought I got it done, but the hard thing is repeating it. Gotta stay hungry,” Gordy said.

Lee has been with the Packers since being drafted in the second round in 2008. Expectations were obviously high for the Auburn cornerback, but General Manager Ted Thompson found another couple of steals in Tramon Williams, another waiver-wire addition, and Sam Shields in undrafted free agency, and Lee finds himself in an uphill battle.

“Whoever makes plays; to make a lot of plays and put it out there that the coaches can trust me,” he said of his goal in these preseason games.

“Pat can play inside or outside and we’ll see him at both positions tomorrow night,” Capers said of his plans for Lee’s playing time against the Cardinals.

For star players such as Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, preseason games are something to be endured. For Bush, Gordy and Lee, and all of the players in battles to win a job or a roster spot, a preseason game is something to be embraced. It can be a difference-maker in their career. It can launch it or crash it.

“There are a lot of good players. Who’s ready to take advantage of the opportunity? When I was activated, I was put on special teams. I took that role seriously,” Gordy said.

“My satisfaction isn’t complete. I’ve achieved a lot but I’m still not done. I have other goals I want to meet,” Bush said.

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