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  • 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.
  • Tue., Aug. 04, 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.
  • Thu., Aug. 06, 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., Aug. 07, 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. 08, 2015 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night

    'Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health,' will take place Saturday evening, Aug. 8. Now in its 15th year, ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2015 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

News now! Another weapon at wide receiver?

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 1, 2015 – 11:29 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Is it possible the Packers have added, yet, another weapon to their receiving arsenal?

Third-round draft pick Ty Montgomery was the star of the first day of full-pads practices.

“Ty’s a playmaker. It was good to see him back there. He’s fit in nicely on offense, made a few plays. He’s off to a good start,” Coach Mike McCarthy said of the rookie, who took a lot of reps as kickoff returner during special teams practice, and then distinguished himself as a receiver later in Saturday’s practice.

“I thought we got off to a solid start. We did more team work. It’s the best teaching you can have, competing against each other,” McCarthy said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.

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News now! Half-lines return in first full-pads practice

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 1, 2015 – 9:45 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — An overflow crowd filled every seat in Nitschke Field and spilled out into the streets to watch the Packers in their first full-pads practice of training camp.

Saturday morning’s practice, the third of camp, featured another cloudless sky and the return of the ever-popular half-line drills that pit offensive and defensive linemen in an inside-run exercise. The drill was punctuated by two rookies, fullback Aaron Ripkowski and linebacker Jake Ryan. They authored the loudest thump of the drill when they met in the hole.

Tight end Andrew Quarless, who missed the first two practices of training camp to attend to a personal issue, was present and in uniform today.

Packers.com will provide an update from Mike McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.

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Photos: First padded practice held Aug. 1 at Nitschke Field
Photos: Packers ride bikes down DreamDrive on Aug. 1
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News now! Packers ready to put on the pads

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 31, 2015 – 11:16 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — The pads go on tomorrow, and in a game dedicated to player safety and a limited number of full-contact practices, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy says there is still in place in football for guys who want to hit.

“I think players look different in pads. They play different. It’s definitely a turning point; no doubt about it. Padded practices are the closest you can get to games,” McCarthy said following Friday’s practice, the second of training camp. The first two practices have been in light gear.

McCarthy said wide receiver Jared Abbrederis “suffered a concussion (on Thursday). He’s going through the protocol.”

Saturday’s practice may or may not signal the start of half-line drills, the most popular contact drill of training camp.

“We’ll do half-line in training camp. It’s an inside-run period. I really never liked nine on seven; you have unblocked players on defense. You want to lower risk. Your ability to go half-line is you cut the drill in half,” McCarthy said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.


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News now! Morgan Burnett makes big plays on second day

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 31, 2015 – 10:03 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Sunny skies and warm temperatures prevailed on the second day of training camp, and safety Morgan Burnett was the hot player. He intercepted a Brett Hundley pass in a pass-under-pressure drill, and then followed later in practice with an interception of Aaron Rodgers.

Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was absent from practice on Friday, a day after being medically evaluated following a hard fall.

Packers.com will update this report following Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.


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News now! Abbrederis being evaluated following practice fall

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 30, 2015 – 11:10 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy was upbeat following his team’s first practice of training camp.

“We definitely got off to a fast start. The tempo was what I was looking for. Getting back to playing football at that speed is good,” McCarthy said.

His concern following the Thursday morning practice was for wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who sustained an injury midway through practice when cornerback LaDarius Gunter leaped to make an interception of an Aaron Rodgers pass.

“Jared is being evaluated right now. I know he fell pretty hard on that interception,” McCarthy said. He said he didn’t know what the injury is but didn’t think it involved the knee Abbrederis injured in last year’s training camp.

Tight end Andrew Quarless was absent from practice.

“He’s dealing with an extremely difficult family situation and he’s where he needs to be,” McCarthy said of Quarless.

Second-round draft pick Quinten Rollins did not practice.

“It’s a physical matter. We’ve got to get him right, got to get him healthy,” McCarthy said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full practice report following locker room interviews.


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News now! Mike McCarthy involved in special teams drills

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 30, 2015 – 9:41 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy’s emphasis on special teams was on display in the first practice of training camp on Thursday morning.

The Packers head coach was more than an observer during a punt drill. He met briefly with punter Tim Masthay, who’s competing for his job,  moved about the drill and even jogged with the players to a spot on the field where the Packers began practicing kick coverage. Shortly after last season ended, McCarthy announced he would have a greater involvement in special teams in 2015.

Meanwhile, star wide receiver Jordy Nelson and cornerback Casey Hayward participated in Thursday’s practice, after missing spring drills while rehabbing hip and foot injuries.

Undrafted free agent cornerback LaDarius Gunter made a splash in the opening practice when he made a leaping interception of an Aaron Rodgers pass intended for Jared Abbrederis.

Packers.com will update this story with details from McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.


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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.

Click here if you don’t see the embedded YouTube video.


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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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