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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/

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams


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.


House eases back into competition

Posted Aug 23, 2011

Rookie cornerback Davon House really wanted to cut it loose in Tuesday’s practice, and it’s hard to fault him.

House was instructed by the coaching staff, though, to be careful on his first day back from a hamstring injury, and by all accounts he came through fine.

“I tried not to go full-throttle, but a couple of times the coaches told me to slow down a little bit,” House said. “It feels good to be back.”

The fourth-round draft pick from New Mexico State had made a strong early impression during the first week of training camp, only to pull his hamstring just before “Family Night.” He returned on Tuesday following a two-and-a-half-week absence and immediately resumed battling for the fourth cornerback spot behind the Packers’ top three of Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and Sam Shields.

House took snaps with both the scout team and regular defenses during practice inside the Don Hutson Center and, provided he has no setbacks with the hamstring this week, he’ll get his first preseason game action on Friday night in Indianapolis.

“(I need to) start making plays and, hopefully, I can get back in the position I was in before I got hurt,” House said. “It feels like I still need to get that one game underneath my belt, and this upcoming weekend is going to be the day.”

Considering he missed “Family Night” and the first two preseason games, House’s anxiety is understandable, but he needs to watch himself. At this point, staying healthy takes precedence over straining to make a splash play or two.

“The most important thing for Davon is to be out there every day, and if you’re not out there every day, you just get further and further behind,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “It was great to see him out there. I thought he moved well. He just needs reps. He needs to play.”

With two preseason games to go, the competition amongst young players fighting for roster spots remains fierce, and McCarthy reiterated that a lot of those battles are going to come down to which players can contribute on special teams.

Several positions have multiple players in the early stages of their careers vying for roster spots, including receiver (Chastin West, Tori Gurley, Brett Swain and others), outside linebacker (Vic So’oto, Jamari Lattimore), tight end (Andrew Quarless, Tom Crabtree, Ryan Taylor, D.J. Williams, Spencer Havner) and defensive back (Josh Gordy, Pat Lee, Brandon Underwood).

“That’s your vehicle onto the team, special teams, for sure,” said West, echoing a phrase all the young players have heard from McCarthy more than once. West is coming off a five-catch, 134-yard outing last Friday against Arizona, but like any player who’s not a starter, he has to prove he’s not one-dimensional.

“It’s all about your value,” McCarthy said. “Everybody has to try to increase their value with every opportunity they have. From that, it’s our responsibility to make tough decisions.”

The heat of competition showed itself momentarily during Tuesday’s workout, when after one particular snap a pair of second-year offensive linemen, Nick McDonald and Marshall Newhouse, got into a little shouting and shoving match after the whistle.

It’s unusual to see players in the same position group get after each other like that, but everyone involved insisted afterward it wasn’t a big deal.

“I grew up with two brothers, we fought all the time, we love each other, that’s how me and Marshall’s relationship is,” McDonald said. “We came in together last year. There’s no hard feelings. We got over it.”

Offensive line coach James Campen immediately pulled the two players to the sideline to talk things over and get cooler heads to prevail.

“He’s like the dad, taking the two kids aside and talking it out,” McDonald said of Campen. “Everything’s fine.”

Other notes from Tuesday:

  • Pleased with Monday’s practice, McCarthy said he was hoping to “stack two in a row” but was disappointed in the number of penalties on Tuesday. Most of the infractions appeared to occur on offense and special teams.

  • Linebacker K.C. Asiodu (chest) and center Sampson Genus (turf toe) were added to the injury list, while Havner and rookie first-round draft pick Derek Sherrod joined House in returning to practice.

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