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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.


  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Ask Vic


Ted Thompson knows all about Seneca Wallace

Posted Sep 2, 2013

Packers aren’t the only team that releases good players

Derik from Mesa, AZ

What do you think about Wallace over Young?

Seneca Wallace was originally drafted by Ted Thompson in Seattle. Thompson knows Wallace as well as anybody, therefore, he’s likely comfortable with Wallace’s talent and his ability to learn the offense quickly and fit into the backup role. This just didn’t pop up. Personnel departments keep a close watch on other teams’ rosters and likely cuts. I have to believe the Packers had Wallace on their watch list. It would seem the Packers hit a point of not being able to live with their quarterback situation the way it was. They made a bold decision to rebuild it. Wallace gives the Packers a veteran backup, as Young did.

Joe from Bloomington, IN

If I’m Harbaugh, I’m confidently going to make McCarthy run the ball.

Of course you would. That’s the way it was last season and that’s the way it will continue to be until the Packers prove they can run the ball against a seven-man front and demand an eighth defender be brought down into the box.

Nathan from Nashville, TN

It appears Ted Thompson knew what he was doing at backup QB. Apparently he knows more than the fans. What do you think he has in mind for RB?

The Packers aren’t the only team in the league that releases good players. The Steelers released their leading rusher of a year ago, Jonathan Dwyer. All teams have needs. Even the best teams have a position of depth weakness and they need to find a short-term patch or one-year fix. That’s where your pro personnel department enters the picture. It’s their job to find discarded players that could become role players on a new team. DuJuan Harris that kind of player for the Packers last season. He was released by Jacksonville. There aren’t enough rounds of the draft to solve all of a team’s needs, but if you address those needs in March free agency, you’re going to damage your salary cap. The situation requires patience. You do what you can with the young players you have, as you wait for players to come free that might become temporary patches for places where you have holes. Build your team through the draft, patch in free agency.

Dan from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vic, this whole backup QB musical chairs game so close to the start of the season unsettles me no matter how strongly I trust the Packers front office. I mean, what else can we do as a fan but to worry? What I want to know is does it affect the mood in the locker room in any way? Do the players and staff also feel unsettled by these kinds of things?

Players don’t think as fans do. Players think about one thing and one thing only: doing their job. That’s all.

Bill from Coral Springs, FL

Vic, just looked at the depth chart and noticed there are eight defensive linemen there. Why so many?

Go heavy at a position and keep a good player, or allow predetermined numbers cause you to go light and lose a good player? In my opinion, you have to do everything in your power to shape your roster so you keep the best 53 players on your team, and I think that’s especially true when it comes to big guys. You release a good big guy and you’ll regret it for a long time.

Chris from Green Bay, WI

What are the chances the Packers added Tolzien to get information on the 49ers? I’m sure they like him as a player, too, but are their ethics when it comes to players, especially quarterbacks joining opponents? Do the 49ers need to assume Tolzien spills as much as he can in a week?

Of course the 49ers assume information will be provided. “They can definitely give you insight,” Mike McCarthy said on Monday. Once upon a time, it was an unwritten rule that teams shouldn’t do these types of things, but that day has long since passed with the arrival of free agency and the rapid turnover of rosters. The real question here is what does Jim Harbaugh think of it? That question will be posed to him on Wednesday when we do the conference call with him.


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