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  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Monday, October 20, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Don Barclay appearance Don Barclay is scheduled to appear at the Bellin Health Manitowoc flu shot clinic in Manitowoc, Wis., on Monday, October 20, from 5-7 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM CDT NFL Hometown Huddle Carl Bradford, Jayrone Elliot, Michael Hill, Datone Jones, Lane Taylor and Myles White are scheduled to appear at the 2014 NFL Hometown Huddle on Tuesday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Olen Park in Clintonville, Wis. Packers will work alongside City of Clintonville’s Parks and Recreation workers and volunteers from the United Way to build a playground.
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  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Jared Abbrederis appearance Jared Abbrederis is scheduled to appear at the Kaukauna Raiders Youth Football Banquet on Tuesday, October 28, from 7-9 p.m., at Van Abel’s Supper Club in Kaukauna, Wis.
  • Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Schroeder appearance Bill Schroeder is scheduled to appear at the Bellin Health-Wrightstown Clinic in Wrightstown, Wis., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Packers pick Eddie Lacy in second round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 26, 2013 – 7:34 pm

GREEN BAY–With the 61st overall pick of the draft, following a trade back with the 49ers, the Packers addressed their short-yardage problems of a year ago by selecting pounding Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.

Lacy had been a wish-list player of Packers fans since he ran wild against Notre Dame in the national championship game. Lacy, 6-0, 220, likely fell to the bottom of the second round as a result of not being able to work out at the combine or at his pro day due to a hamstring injury.

One draft publication says: “Strong, productive, downhill runner who got stronger as the season progressed and has the explosive power and strength to churn for yardage after contact.”

The Packers struggled to convert third-and-one type plays last season. The Packers had the league’s 20th-ranked running game.


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