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  • Sun., May. 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT Packers Coaching School

    The Green Bay Packers are set to host the team’s second annual “Green Bay Packers Coaching School” at Lambeau Field on Sunday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The complimentary coaching school has a curriculum exclusively designed for youth football coaches, and can accommodate a maximum of 300 coaches. The event will feature innovative classroom sessions in the Lambeau Field Atrium, as well as on-field football instruction from top local high school and youth football coaches in the Don Hutson Center.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Wed., Jun. 03, 2015 3:00 PM CDT Mentor-Protégé Program Fourth Session Celebration The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is set to recognize the successes of the program’s fourth session participants on Wednesday, June 3, at a reception at 3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
  • Sat., Jun. 06, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic The 18th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 6, inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers’ indoor practice facility.
  • Wed., Jun. 10, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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Otis Merrill
CB
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5-11
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188
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Illinois State
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Biography

The Green Bay Packers signed CB Otis Merrill to the practice squad on December 19, 2012. Merrill, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound rookie out of Illinois State, was originally signed by the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the team’s rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He was with Green Bay during the preseason before being released on Aug. 31. Merrill lettered three times at Illinois State and earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a senior in 2011. He will wear No. 47.

2012 TRAINING CAMP BIO: Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the Packers’ rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis…A three-year letterman for the Redbirds who played in 32 games with 15 starts…Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team honors as a senior in 2011…Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts…Tallied 41 tackles, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and one interception…Forced a fumble and recorded two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in a win vs. Morehead State (Sept. 10)…Set a career high in tackles with eight in wins vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 24) and at Southern Illinois (Oct. 29)…Recorded four tackles and his first career interception in victory vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 5)…Played in 10 games and started one as a junior in 2010…Posted 13 total tackles on the season…Contributed two solo tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana State (Oct. 9) in his only start of the season…Notched seven stops at Western Illinois (Oct. 30)…Participated in all 11 contests and started four as a sophomore in 2009…Made 22 total stops and had two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry…Recorded four tackles in his first game as a Redbird at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3)…Registered three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 26)…Contributed five solo stops and six total tackles at Southern Illinois (Oct. 10)…Played the 2008 season at Wisconsin…Saw playing time in one game as a redshirt freshman, the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State (Dec. 27)…Redshirted in 2007 after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury…Earned his degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in psychology…Starred as a four-year letterman at Glenville (Ohio) High…Was a two-time all-conference selection…Served as team captain as a senior and broke up seven passes with three interceptions…High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr., and he was a teammate of 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.…Also lettered four years in track…Enjoys bowling and watching movies…Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie…Claims his high school football coach, Ginn Sr., as his biggest influence because he focused on teaching his athletes to become better men, not just football players…Lists his mother as his inspiration because she made a way out of nothing and shows great determination and perseverance…Names Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy as his favorite book and First Take as his favorite TV show…Lists J. Cole as his favorite musical artist…Single, lives in Cleveland…Given name Otis Emmanuel Merrill VIII; nickname is “O”…Born in Cleveland.

The Green Bay Packers signed CB Otis Merrill to the practice squad on December 19, 2012. Merrill, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound rookie out of Illinois State, was originally signed by the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the team’s rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He was with Green Bay during the preseason before being released on Aug. 31. Merrill lettered three times at Illinois State and earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a senior in 2011. He will wear No. 47.

2012 TRAINING CAMP BIO: Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the Packers’ rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis…A three-year letterman for the Redbirds who played in 32 games with 15 starts…Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team honors as a senior in 2011…Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts…Tallied 41 tackles, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and one interception…Forced a fumble and recorded two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in a win vs. Morehead State (Sept. 10)…Set a career high in tackles with eight in wins vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 24) and at Southern Illinois (Oct. 29)…Recorded four tackles and his first career interception in victory vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 5)…Played in 10 games and started one as a junior in 2010…Posted 13 total tackles on the season…Contributed two solo tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana State (Oct. 9) in his only start of the season…Notched seven stops at Western Illinois (Oct. 30)…Participated in all 11 contests and started four as a sophomore in 2009…Made 22 total stops and had two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry…Recorded four tackles in his first game as a Redbird at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3)…Registered three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 26)…Contributed five solo stops and six total tackles at Southern Illinois (Oct. 10)…Played the 2008 season at Wisconsin…Saw playing time in one game as a redshirt freshman, the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State (Dec. 27)…Redshirted in 2007 after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury…Earned his degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in psychology…Starred as a four-year letterman at Glenville (Ohio) High…Was a two-time all-conference selection…Served as team captain as a senior and broke up seven passes with three interceptions…High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr., and he was a teammate of 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.…Also lettered four years in track…Enjoys bowling and watching movies…Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie…Claims his high school football coach, Ginn Sr., as his biggest influence because he focused on teaching his athletes to become better men, not just football players…Lists his mother as his inspiration because she made a way out of nothing and shows great determination and perseverance…Names Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy as his favorite book and First Take as his favorite TV show…Lists J. Cole as his favorite musical artist…Single, lives in Cleveland…Given name Otis Emmanuel Merrill VIII; nickname is “O”…Born in Cleveland.