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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/



Ricky Zeller

Ricky Zeller is a contributing writer for packers.com. He has covered the NFL for several publications.


Wynn winning up front for Packers

Posted Sep 10, 2011

With Mike Neal out of the lineup, defensive end Jarius Wynn stepped forward with a solid performance vs. the Saints, motivated by lessons learned after being released in early 2010 and sweltering afternoons on a high school football field last summer.

Against New Orleans, Wynn had a career-high four tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit. The 285-pound lineman came up with a pair of nice plays to help squelch a promising march by the Saints on their hurried final drive of the first half, dropping Drew Brees for a sack to force a timeout, then teaming with linebacker Desmond Bishop four downs later to catch speedy running back Darren Sproles for a 4-yard loss after a short pass. New Orleans would punt on the next play.

Wynn, who was playing in his 21st NFL game since being drafted in the sixth round in 2009, had 14 career tackles entering the contest against New Orleans, with 1½ sacks. His biggest game previously was against Minnesota at Lambeau Field last year when the Packers were down to just three healthy defensive linemen. Wynn dropped Brett Favre for a sack after fighting through two blockers with 1:12 remaining in that game.

At this time last year, however, Wynn was watching the Packers on TV. He was released by the team in the final roster reduction, before being re-signed 10 days later after Justin Harrell was lost for the season due to a knee injury.

The experience changed Wynn’s approach, and also his fledgling NFL career.

“Before I got cut, I feel like I didn’t take in as much as I should have,” he said. “I didn’t concentrate on the small stuff like I do now. I didn’t do everything I could have. Now I concentrate on everything the coaches say and work to get everything out of my ability. I feel like I am becoming a better player.”

Part of that process came in the offseason. With NFL players on their own to stay in shape, Wynn went in search of some extra tutoring to refine his skills as a pass-rusher and run-stopper. He found it in Chuck Smith, a nine-year NFL veteran who had 58.5 sacks from 1992-2000. Throughout the summer under sunny skies, Smith would put Wynn through drills on a dry prep field in Duluth, Ga.

“He was tough on me, but that work in the offseason was important,” Wynn said. “I know it helped me. I feel encouraged because it’s starting to show. I really trained hard for this, and I keep thinking that hard work pays off.”

Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac has seen the improvement over the last year. He says Wynn isn’t a flashy player, but the coach knows what he’s getting – effort, determination, consistency and a career on a steady incline. Dependability is a hallmark for Wynn.

Wynn also made a sturdy tackle on Sproles in the fourth quarter at the Green Bay 5-yard line, stopping him for no gain. He doesn’t have the size of Neal or C.J. Wilson, both of whom hover around 300 pounds, but he gives the Packers a different type of option up front than those two or B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett or Howard Green, the unit’s true wide bodies. Neal continues to nurse a knee injury and was inactive Thursday.

“I take pride in what I do, and it’s not about the size, but using what I have to my advantage,” Wynn said. “I have to be quicker and attack; coach Trgovac tells me to stick my face in there. I have long limbs so I need to use that to my advantage. There are ways to make room for myself.”

Wynn, who also worked on his strength last summer with a personal trainer, called Smith after the victory over the Saints. Wynn knew he was watching from his home back in Atlanta, and wanted to know what Smith thought of his performance.

“He told me it was good to get the win, but that I needed to use my hands more,” Wynn said.

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