Packers To Pay Tribute To Canadeo With Helmet Decal

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The Packers will pay tribute to the late Tony Canadeo, one of the most storied players in their long history, for the balance of the 2003 season, team President Bob Harlan announced Thursday.

Beginning with Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears in Lambeau Field, Packers players will wear a decal bearing Canadeo's retired jersey number -- 3 -- on the back of their helmets for the final four weeks of the season in memory of the Hall of Fame halfback.

Canadeo, one of only four players in team history to have his jersey number retired, died Saturday at the age of 84.

A moment of silence in tribute to the "Grey Ghost of Gonzaga," as Canadeo was known in his playing days, also will be observed prior to the singing of the national anthem Sunday.

The Packers flag in front of team headquarters, at 1265 Lombardi Avenue, is being flown at half-staff in his memory and will continue to be through Sunday.

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