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  • Tue., May. 26, 2015 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

    Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

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  • Wed., May. 27, 2015 8:00 AM CDT Mentor-Protégé Program Training Camp The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program will hold its next training camp session on Wednesday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at the Legends Club in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
  • Thu., May. 28, 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.

  • Thu., May. 28, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • 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.

Brett Favre’s Legends Game slated for July 19 in Madison

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 20, 2015 – 10:26 am

Former Packers QB Brett Favre will host a Legends Game, a flag football contest between former Green Bay players and other NFL stars, on Sunday, July 19, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

The game is being held the day after Favre’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

For more information about the game, including ticket info, click on brettfavreslegendsgame.com.


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

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 18, 2015 – 3:15 pm

Another Packers player will be revealed this week as part of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2015.”

In the next episode, airing at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday, players ranked between No. 80 and 71 will be revealed, and the Packers player will be a defensive player making his fourth career appearance on the list.

Earlier, Packers WR Randall Cobb was ranked No. 100. The rankings are based solely on votes cast by current NFL players.

UPDATE: LB Julius Peppers makes list at No. 71. Click here to watch the video.

 


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Packers share memories on Mother’s Day

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on May 10, 2015 – 11:28 am

Happy Mother’s Day! Packers.com recently caught up with players to find out some of their favorite memories involving their moms, and to learn about some of the ways in which their mothers helped them get to where they are today.

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RB Eddie Lacy on mother Wanda

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
Some of my favorite football memories with my mom were on rainy days. Any time we played football when it was raining, I’d go find a spot of mud to fall into. She knew I was going to do it every time.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Just that nothing comes easy. There are going to be a lot of obstacles in your way, and you have to work hard to get through them. I watched her go through certain obstacles, which confirmed to me that you can get through anything.

One word to describe your mom:
Blessed.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Hmm, what would she use? She’d probably say awesome.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
Growing up it was fried pork chops, pork and beans and rice.

What it meant to you to buy your mom and dad a new house last year:
It was a very special moment for us as a family. After Hurricane Katrina, we went from our house, to living with my aunt, to living with strangers at the time, to a trailer. To be able to give my mom her own space that’s bigger than what she’s ever had before, it was definitely a special moment.

WR Jordy Nelson on mother Kim

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I’d probably have to say senior day in college at K-State. Just having my mom and the rest of my family down there to be part of that atmosphere was really special.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Thoughtful.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
Steak and hash brown potato casserole.

What you talk about with your mom during football season:
Mostly family. Being away from them and having two kids of my own now, that’s the main thing we talk about. Then health – she’s always making sure I’m doing all right.

150510-mothers-day-tolzien-300QB Scott Tolzien on mother Ginny

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I actually think my mom’s best memories of football are probably whenever I wasn’t playing. That way she wasn’t sitting in the stands worrying about me getting injured. But she was also there if I needed someone to play catch with me. I’m appreciative she was athletic enough to have a game of catch and wasn’t scared of the football.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
She always knew I was passionate about the game when I was growing up, so some of the best advice she ever gave me was just to follow my passion and work hard to continue improving.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Passionate. She’s a passionate fan.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Maybe even-keeled or composed.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She makes a real good spaghetti.

150510-mothers-day-daniels-300DT Mike Daniels on mother Carlene

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
On my high school highlight tape, my first touchdown you can see her in the background by the concession stand. I guess she was laying out a table cloth or something, and you can just see her yank it off the table and start jumping up and down and screaming. That’s just my mom – she loves football.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
If you start something, finish it. Never quit. Never give up. And she held us to that standard. She didn’t care if you were tired or sick, you’re going to practice. That’s how she raised us to be.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Tough.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Probably precious or something like that. Any mom would say that about her child. At the end of the day I’m still her baby, no matter how big and mean I get.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She makes a pretty good smothered grilled chicken and rice.

150510-mothers-day-crosby-300K Mason Crosby on mother Karen

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
This is kind of an easy one, and it involves my mom and grandma. It’s definitely the Super Bowl. That was the last game my grandmother got to see, and obviously my mom was there watching as well. I just remember after the game coming off the field through the tunnel and my mom being there. What a special experience. Thinking about growing up with her playing all different sports, and then winning the Super Bowl, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Just to be a good person and be part of a community. She runs a non-profit in my hometown in Texas, so she leads by example.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
I would say giving. She’s very giving to her family and others.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
There are a few, but I would say focused. Ever since I was young I can remember her saying I was a focused and intense little kid, and she says that’s served me well over the years.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
That’s another easy one: enchilada casserole. Every time she comes up here or we go down and visit that’s the first thing I have her make.

150510-mothers-day-hyde-300DB Micah Hyde on mother Pamela

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I think she went to every football game I ever played growing up, from flag football all the way through senior year of high school. It was hard because I had three other siblings she had to attend to, but she was always there.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Be yourself.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Perfect. I see her as perfect in my eyes. The way she raised my siblings and me, she did the best she could – the best any single mother could do – and it was perfect.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
She always calls me a ham. In every yearbook from fifth grade all through high school she’d submit a baby picture of me and the caption would read, “Once a ham, always a ham.” I think to her I’m just the child who’s outgoing and keeps everyone relaxed and laughing.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She used to make this Mexican meal every year for my birthday. To tell you the truth I don’t even know what it was called, but it was good.

Is your mom the ultimate Packers Mom? Share your favorite photos and memories to be featured in our Mother’s Day gallery.

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News now! Mike McCarthy likes what he saw

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 9, 2015 – 12:50 pm

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY–Mike McCarthy left the second and final practice of the Packers’ rookie camp impressed with the collection of talent that’ll round out the Packers’ 90-man roster.

“The two practices, today was definitely a step up from yesterday. I was very pleased with the quality of it. It’s been an excellent two days,” McCarthy told reporters on Saturday. “The energy is tremendous.”

Joe Thomas (pictured), who finished his rookie season last year on the Packers’ practice squad, participated in this year’s rookie camp and will compete for playing time at two inside linebacker positions that are wide open. Thomas made a strong impression in last year’s training camp until sustaining a knee injury.

“He needs to pick up where he left off,” McCarthy said of Thomas.

“The notice part is over. I told everyone Thursday night you’re here for a reason … challenge for a roster spot. A lot of these guys, it’s been really impressive,” McCarthy added. “You have to go into this with an open mind; stick to your philosophy.”

For more on the Packers’ second rookie orientation practice, click here


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Packers head to Pitch Perfect 2 premiere

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on May 8, 2015 – 9:53 am


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Packers player to be revealed in first installment of Top 100

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 5, 2015 – 12:55 pm

GREEN BAY — The NFL Network’s annual “Top 100 Players” series returns on Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT, and a Packers player will be revealed on the first episode, between No. 100 and No. 91.

According to information from NFL Network, the Packers player to be revealed on Wednesday night is an offensive player who has not made the Top 100 list in the past.  The list is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.

UPDATE: WR Randall Cobb placed No. 100 on this list. Click here for video.


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Three OTA practices, June minicamp open to public

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 4, 2015 – 3:55 pm

GREEN BAY — 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.

The team’s mandatory minicamp, slated for June 16-18, will also be open to the public, weather permitting. The exact schedule for the minicamp practices is yet to be announced.

The Packers also have announced that players will report for training camp on Wednesday, July 29, with the first training camp practice slated for Thursday, July 30.

 


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Packers wrap up 2015 draft with tight end

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 2, 2015 – 4:02 pm

150503-backman-600GREEN BAY — The Packers wrapped up their 2015 draft class on Saturday by selecting Alabama-Birmingham tight end Kennard Backman with their third of three sixth-round picks, at No. 213 overall.

Backman was a steady producer for the Blazers the last three seasons, catching nine TD passes overall. Last season saw him post career highs in catches and receiving yards, with 39 receptions for 399 yards and three scores. He caught at least one pass in every game.

This marks the second straight year the Packers drafted a tight end, after choosing Richard Rodgers last year in the third round. Backman joins a tight end group that also includes veteran Andrew Quarless and Justin Perillo, an undrafted rookie a year ago from Maine.

For the full story on all three picks in the sixth round, click here.


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News now! Packers turn to big guy with sixth-round pick

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 2, 2015 – 3:55 pm

150502-ringo-950GREEN BAY–The Packers finally drafted a big guy with the selection of Louisiana-Lafayette defensive lineman Christian Ringo with the 210th overall pick, the second of three sixth-round picks for the Packers.

Ringo, 6-1, 277, had 20 tackles for loss last season. He’s regarded as a high-effort defender and recorded at least one sack in five games last year.

He would likely play defensive end in the Packers’ 3-4 defense.

For the full story on all three picks in the sixth round, click here.


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News now! Fullback first of three picks in sixth round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 2, 2015 – 3:42 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers turned to fullback in the sixth round, drafting Oklahoma’s Aaron Ripkowski with the 206th overall pick of the draft.

Ripkowski, 6-1, 257, is a blocker supreme. He carried the ball six times in 2014; three of those carries resulted in touchdowns.

He’s also been used as a tight end, so he was likely drafted for his versatility in a blocking role, and also with special teams in mind.

For the full story on all three picks in the sixth round, click here.


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