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  • Fri., Jul. 31, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Fri., Jul. 31, 2015 6:00 PM CDT 1k Kids Run at Lambeau

    Back to Football also includes the Packers 1K Kids Run. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 31, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie.

  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 6:30 PM CDT 5K Run/Walk at Lambeau The sixth annual '5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,' is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Aug. 03, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

News now! Mike McCarthy wants to ‘hit it and get it’

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 29, 2015 – 10:19 am

mccarthy-blogGREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy said his team is coming off a strong spring season and wants to come out of the blocks fast for the start of training camp on Thursday.

“I want to hit it and get it. We have some things we feel we need to highlight, different than in the past. I’m confident that through the grinds of training camp we’ll form an excellent football team,” McCarthy told reporters at the Packers head coach’s press conference on Wednesday.

McCarthy is welcoming a veteran team that’ll kick off training camp practices at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday.

“There’s a lot of energy in the building. Everybody is excited to get on Nitschke Field tomorrow,” McCarthy said. “This team is definitely different than 2014. We acknowledged that in the spring.”

The Packers came within four minutes of the Super Bowl last season. McCarthy said he won’t encourage his team to use last season as motivation this year.

“It’s a group that has a lot of experience. There’s a percentage of youth we need to get ready. I’m focused on the top of the roster and the bottom of the roster coming together. We’re about winning the world championship here. Everything we do pushes us toward that goal,” McCarthy said.

Click here for the Packers.com full report on today’s press conference


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Cobb and Lacy appear together in new commercial

Posted by Duke Bobber on July 28, 2015 – 2:17 pm

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Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy are featured in a new NFL.com Fantasy Football commercial that was released this week. The spot, called “Gym”, was filmed at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center.

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Aug. 23 game in Pittsburgh moved to 12 p.m. CT

Posted by Duke Bobber on July 25, 2015 – 5:39 pm

Pittsburgh SteelersThe Packers’ Aug. 23 preseason game at Pittsburgh has been moved to 12 p.m. CT, the Steelers announced Saturday.

The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. CT, was moved to accommodate a Pittsburgh Pirates game.


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Aaron Rodgers wins ESPY for Best NFL Player

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on July 16, 2015 – 8:02 am

rodgers-espy-blogGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers received the award for Best NFL Player Wednesday night at the annual ESPYS awards show in Los Angeles.

Rodgers was presented with the trophy by former Packers QB Brett Favre on the pre-ESPYS red carpet show.

With online voting determining the winner, Rodgers beat out J.J. Watt, Tom Brady, DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown for the honor. He was also a finalist for Best Male Athlete, along with Watt, LeBron James and winner Stephen Curry.

The reigning NFL MVP, Rodgers passed for 4,381 yards with 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions in 2014.

Photo Gallery: Rodgers at the ESPYS


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Where will Aaron Rodgers be ranked?

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 7, 2015 – 1:55 pm

QB Aaron RodgersPackers QB Aaron Rodgers is in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2015,” and his final ranking will be revealed on Wednesday night.

The top 10 rankings are being unveiled in back-to-back one-hour specials at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT Wednesday on NFL Network. Rodgers has been ranked No. 1 before, in 2012, following his MVP season of 2011. Rodgers won his second NFL MVP this past year.

The rankings are determined solely by the votes of current NFL players. Rodgers will be the sixth Packers player to make this year’s Top 100, joining WR Jordy Nelson (No. 18), LB Clay Matthews (No. 51), RB Eddie Lacy (No. 60), LB Julius Peppers (No. 71) and WR Randall Cobb (No. 100).

Here are the top 10 players left to be revealed, in alphabetical order by last name:

Tom Brady, QB, New England
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle
Peyton Manning, QB, Denver
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay
J.J. Watt, DE, Houston

VIDEO: Which QB should be ranked highest?


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Brett Favre on cover of SI’s annual ‘Where are they now?’ issue

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 30, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Former Packers QB Brett Favre is on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual “Where are they now?” summer issue, wearing his No. 4 Packers jersey. The issue is being released this week.

The cover story features an exclusive interview with Favre in which he discusses his upcoming return to Green Bay for induction into the Packers Hall of Fame and the retirement of his No. 4 jersey. He also talks about whether he could still play in the NFL, what he thinks of the league today, and his health concerns after a 20-year career played the only way he knew how to play.

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Another Packers player to be revealed in NFL Network’s Top 100

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 30, 2015 – 12:47 pm

Another Packers player will be revealed in this week’s segment of the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2015. This week’s segment airs at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday and features the players ranked from No. 20-11.

This player will be the fifth for Green Bay to make this year’s Top 100, which is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players. Thus far on the list are WR Randall Cobb (No. 100), LB Julius Peppers (No. 71), RB Eddie Lacy (No. 60) and LB Clay Matthews (No. 51).

 


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News now! Mike McCarthy pronounces targets hit

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 18, 2015 – 12:33 pm

150618-blogGREEN BAY–Minicamp ended on Thursday and Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said his team hit its spring targets.

“Any time you put together a schedule, you set targets. I’d say we exceeded our work load, getting everything installed and being able to go back and review it. The second target is bringing your team together and learning how to work. There were a lot of new drills. Getting that on tape, repping it, teaching it, I feel very good about that. I feel very good about what we accomplished and the 2015 Packers,” McCarthy said following Thursday’s practice, which was dominated by the defense.

“Defense had a big day today,” McCarthy said.

Aaron Rodgers and selected veterans were given the day off. In Rodgers’ absence, the passing game was not its usual self.

“I think (Adrian) Hubbard’s had a heckuva spring. I think our second-year players made a step,” McCarthy said in a mini-evaluation.

The Packers won’t practice again until July 30, the first day of training camp.

“You’ll have players here. The rookies have to go to the symposium. For the most part, you’ll see everybody will get away and then after the Fourth of July you’ll see people start filtering in,” McCarthy said as he bid farewell to the spring.


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News now! Davante Adams named MVP of spring practices

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 16, 2015 – 12:58 pm

adams-blogGREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy named second-year wide receiver Davante Adams as the star of spring practices.

“If you want a clear example of a first-year player taking a second-year jump, you just saw it the last few weeks. He’s been really good in practice. If you want me to pick an MVP or all-star, it’s Davante,” McCarthy said following minicamp practice on Tuesday.

“I thought the practice was good. We got out of it what we hoped to get out of it,” McCarthy said of Tuesday’s workout. The Packers have only one minicamp practice remaining, on Thursday. The team will participate in a team-building activity on Wednesday.

“We have a team activity tomorrow and packers.com will let you know what it is. It’s about culture. It’s about developing the bond between players, coaches and support staff,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy also talked about a cross-training activity in this year’s spring practices. Offensive players are being taught defense, and vice versa.

“A big focus of our team this year is to raise the football IQ. We’re trying to educate as much as we can. It generates activity as far as offensive guys talking to defensive guys,” McCarthy said.

Read more from Tuesday’s minicamp practice

Photo gallery: Packers Minicamp is underway


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News now! Scott Tolzien makes big-time throws

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 10, 2015 – 1:49 pm

150610-tolzien-blogGREEN BAY–This summer’s training camp could be highlighted by a battle between Scott Tolzien and rookie Brett Hundley for the backup quarterback job. Tolzien caught Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s eye in Wednesday’s OTA practice.

“Scott Tolzien has taken a step. I thought he’s done that in OTAs. He had three big-time throws (today). In the end, it’s the preseason games. You want to see every player take a jump, especially at the quarterback position. I believe he’ll do that,” McCarthy said.

Hundley, a fifth-round draft pick from UCLA, is catching up after missing the first week of OTAs.

“The last two days, he’s made a step. He’s on time. He’s working with Aaron (Rodgers); Scott’s been a big help. It’s an excellent room,” McCarthy said of Hundley and his quarterbacks.

Rodgers tossed completion after completion on Wednesday.

“Our OTAs are going well. The flow of it has been excellent. They all start the same. You have to learn to practice as a team. We have two more this week and then mini-camp next week. After tomorrow, we’ll have everything in, offense, defense and special teams,” McCarthy said.

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