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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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/

     

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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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Winners, losers heading into final day at combine

Posted Feb 28, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS—West Virginia’s Bruce Irvin and Memphis State’s Dontari Poe are the big winners at the “NFL Scouting Combine,” heading into Tuesday’s event-closing defensive back workouts.

“He made $5 million in 4½ seconds. He went from the third round to the first round. He’s the best 3-4 backer in the whole draft now,” a scout said of Irvin following the blazing, 4.50 40 he ran on Monday.

Meanwhile, Poe (pictured), all 6-5, 350 pounds of him, ran an astonishing 4.9 and added to that one of the most athletic performances of any big man in combine history on Monday. Poe, considered to be a second/third-round pick heading into the combine, certainly pushed his way into round one with his workout.

Here’s a look at the winners and losers, by position, at this year’s combine, heading into the final day.

Offensive linemen

Mike Adams of Ohio State—At 6-7, 323, and with limited exposure to football, Adams impressed scouts at the combine the same way he did it at the Senior Bowl, by being athletic.

Phillip Blake of Baylor—In a weak crop of centers, Blake was impressive. “Sneaky late-round pick,” a scout said.

David DeCastro of Stanford—Proved his strength by doing 34 reps of 225 pounds.

Cordy Glenn of Georgia—Glenn followed the most dominant physical performance of the Senior Bowl with a light-footed and athletic display at the combine that proved he can play right tackle as well as he plays left guard. He entrenched himself in the first round.

Matt Kalil of USC—Ran and worked out well; he’s a top 10 pick.

Peter Konz of Wisconsin—Hurt himself by doing only 18 reps on the bench.

Riley Reiff of Iowa—Not elite, but proved he can start at right tackle.

Amini Silatolu of Midwestern State—He did 28 reps. “He’s the next Jahri Evans,” a scout said.

Tight ends

Dwayne Allen of Clemson—A 4.8 40 hurt him.

Michael Egnew of Missouri—He broad jumped 11-1, ran a 4.52 and turned in an athletic workout, but he wasn’t used as an in-line blocker at Missouri, which begs the question: Is he a tight end or a wide receiver?

Ledarius Green of Louisiana-Lafayette—A 4.47 really helps him, but he remains undersized.

James Hanna of Oklahoma—Helped his draft stock with a 4.48.

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins of Michigan State—Showed his arm at the Senior Bowl and did it again at the combine. Third-round prospect that could move into round two.

Nick Foles of Arizona—Ran a 5.1 and his passes fluttered.

Robert Griffin of Baylor—Ran 4.4 and locked down the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, for which the Rams are thankful because they’re likely to get a king’s ransom for the pick.

Ryan Lindley of San Diego State—Displayed a strong arm, but not much accuracy.

Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State—Weeden provided an accurate scouting report on himself when he said his age, 28, is his only red flag.

Wide receivers

Joe Adams of Arkansas—Adams zipped up boards on the strength of his Senior Bowl. The 4.55 he ran at the combine might send him into free fall.

Travis Benjamin of Miami—Scouts love his 4.38 speed.

Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State—He caught well but didn’t run, which makes his pro day very important. There are questions about his speed that will determine his fate when those questions are answered.

Jarrett Boykin of Virginia Tech—He ran 4.79. Ouch!

Lavon Brazill of Ohio—Ran well, good workout.

Danny Coale of Virginia Tech—Good route-runner.

Juron Criner of Arizona—Strong at the Senior Bowl, but ran 4.6 at the combine.

Michael Floyd of Notre Dame—Ran 4.4’s, showed good hands, helped himself.

Chris Givens of Wake Forest—Ran 4.39.

T.J. Graham of N.C. State—Ran 4.38.

Stephen Hill of Georgia Tech—At 6-4, 215, Hill ran a 4.31 and left scouts asking: Is Hill the next Calvin Johnson? Hill was hidden in a wishbone offense at Tech.

A.J. Jenkins of Illinois—Beep, beep at 4.37.

Kashif Moore of UConn—Vertical jump of 43½ on legs that ran a 4.41.

Derek Moye of Penn State—Tall and athletic receiver. “He’s my sleeper,” a scout said.

Chris Owusu of Stanford—Seldom healthy in college, but he ran a 4.35 and that’ll get the scouts’ attention.

Randle Rueben of LSU—Probably fell out of the top 10 after running 4.58.

Kendall Wright of Baylor—A 4.61 really hurt this very productive player.

Running backs

Vick Ballard of Mississippi State—Nice Senior Bowl but ran 4.6 and crashed into an electronic timer at the combine.

Lennon Creer of Louisiana Tech—Jumped up as a late addition at the Senior Bowl, but fell back down with a 4.72 and bad-hands display at the combine.

Ronnie Hillman of San Diego State—Ran 4.38, caught well. “Poor man’s Maurice Jones Drew,” a scout said.

Lamar Miller of Miami—One of the combine’s big winners after running a 4.37.

Robert Turbin of Utah State—"Best body at the combine,” a scout said.

Defensive linemen

Jake Bequette of Arkansas—Ran 4.7’s and has the look of a true 3-4 outside linebacker.

Andre Branch of Clemson—Ran 4.6 and looked athletic.

Michael Brockers of LSU—A 5.4 probably dropped him out of the top 10.

Loni Fangupo of BYU—A 5.1 moved this short, squat nose tackle up draft boards.

Jaye Howard of Florida—Ran 4.79 and worked out well.

Melvin Ingram of South Carolina—His speed helps him, but teams will struggle with his height and short arms.

Ronnell Lewis of Oklahoma—He ran a 4.65 and a scout said Lewis is a solid second/third-round prospect for a 3-4 team.

Shea McLellin of Boise State—Opened eyes at the Senior Bowl and then made those eyes pop on Monday with 4.6’s and good drills.

Whitney Mercilus of Illinois—Ran 4.6’s and into the first round.

Nick Perry of USC—Ran 4.51 on 271 pounds. Why has he under-achieved?

Kendall Reyes of UConn—Solid postseason in every way.

Olivier Vernon of Miami—Very fluid in his drops.

Linebackers

Zach Brown of North Carolina—Ran 4.4, athletic workout.

Vontaze Burfict of Arizona State—A very bad day; ran 5.0 and didn’t finish workout.

Mychal Kendricks of California—Ran 4.5’s, good drills.

Luke Kuechly of Boston College—Likely to be first linebacker picked after a fast, fluid workout.

Sean Spence of Miami—His 12 reps hurt him.

Courtney Upshaw of Alabama—“I don’t think he can play linebacker,” a scout said following a workout in which Upshaw declined to run.

 
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