In preparation for their first home game of the preseason, the Green Bay Packers took practice inside Lambeau Field, Friday.
For rookies, Saturday night's game will provide their first game experience at the historic stadium.
"It's definitely going to be a great experience," rookie linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer said. "Everybody I talked to after I was drafted by the Packers said you won't really know what it's like to be a Packer until you've played a game in Lambeau Field. So tomorrow's going to be exciting."
According to Hillenmeyer, there's more on the line than just a great experience. Only two games remain before the Packers cut their final roster down to just 53 players.
"It's also a great opportunity for a lot of the rookies and younger players that are trying to get a spot on the team," he said. "We've got to go out there and make some plays because it's coming down to crunch time and we're running out of opportunities."
The Packers-Panthers game will be televised to fans throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (CDT).
Only two days of public practices remain on the Packers' training camp schedule.
The Packers' next public practice will be Monday (Aug. 25) at Clarke Hinkle Field (weather permitting): 11:10 a.m. - 12 noon (shells) and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (pads).
The Packers will wrap up training camp workouts Tuesday (Aug. 26) 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (shells).