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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/



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Flynn, Wells lead seven Packers toward free agency

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Barring an 11th-hour deal – and those are certainly possible, as they’ve happened before in Green Bay – the Packers have seven players who will become unrestricted free agents at 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

Once that time arrives, it doesn’t mean one or more of those players still won’t eventually re-sign with the Packers, but it does mean each of those players is free to negotiate with other teams.

Here’s the rundown on the group, with the first on the list being the most likely to leave Green Bay.

QB Matt Flynn

The seventh-round draft pick in 2008 will be attractive to quarterback-needy teams, and a reunion with former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami is considered to be a strong possibility.

It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, the Peyton Manning sweepstakes have on Flynn. Will Flynn wait until Manning signs somewhere to allow for the most possible suitors for his skills, or will a team that knows it’s not getting Manning step up with an offer Flynn can’t refuse before the Manning situation concludes?

C Scott Wells

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said after the season and at the scouting combine that he hopes things work out with Wells, who has been the Packers’ most consistent offensive lineman over the last two seasons, and the only one to start every game.

Wells, a seventh-round pick back in 2004, has been routinely praised for his “quarterbacking” of the offensive line with regard to protection calls and adjustments, and his value on the open market is as high as it could be with him coming off his first Pro Bowl selection.

Should he depart, the Packers will have three options to fill his spot: sign another veteran center in free agency (there are several candidates), groom backup Evan Dietrich-Smith to take over, or draft a replacement.

CB Jarrett Bush

Bush tested the market once before, three years ago, as a restricted free agent. He received an offer from Tennessee the Packers matched. Now, the six-year veteran and special teams ace will be unrestricted for the first time.

In each of his six seasons, Bush has recorded double digits in tackles on special teams, and he has ranked first, second or third on the team in that category four times. On defense, he has played mostly dime cornerback over the past two years when the Packers have gone to six defensive backs, and he’s been used at times as a slot blitzer. His role on defense also began to increase late last season, as he was worked into the nickel package on early downs.

RB Ryan Grant

The Packers’ situation at running back is in as much flux as any position. James Starks has been the feature back at times, but he hasn’t been fully healthy in either of his two seasons with the team. Alex Green, a third-round draft pick last year, will be coming off reconstructive knee surgery this season, and former undrafted free agent Brandon Saine carried the ball just 18 times as a rookie in 2011.

All that uncertainty could mean Grant comes back, but his scenario is similar to that of Wells and Bush – it will also depend on what he finds on the market as a free agent. With limited opportunities in 2011, Grant’s production was down throughout the middle portion of the season, but then it picked up down the stretch. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry (42 rushes, 243 yards) over the final four games of the regular season, a sign that, perhaps, he was finally fully recovered from his season-ending ankle injury in 2010.

DE Howard Green

Green played a significant role as a midseason pickup in 2010, helping the Packers win the Super Bowl, but his impact wasn’t as notable in 2011. With the Packers employing so much nickel defense, Green – a run-stuffer – played sparingly and recorded just 21 tackles, barely more than the 17 he had the previous year in half a regular season of action.

CB Pat Lee

A second-round pick in 2008, Lee hasn’t developed into the nickel or starting corner role envisioned for him, at least not yet. Injuries robbed him of most of his first two seasons, and the last two years he’s been behind Sam Shields and Bush on the cornerback depth chart while playing mostly on special teams. With 12 coverage tackles in 2011, Lee tied with Bush for first on the team.

LB Erik Walden

The starter at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews most of last season, Walden had three sacks in the first 10 games but saw his production drop off down the stretch, and much of his playing time was then taken by Frank Zombo and Brad Jones. If Walden is brought back, he will have to win back his starting position, because there’s certainly nothing guaranteed at that spot right now.

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