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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

News & notes: Mike Daniels stands out, Eddie Lacy responds

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 30, 2013 – 2:46 pm

For a look at how the banged-up secondary is holding its own in practice, you can check out today’s feature story. Some other news and notes from Tuesday’s practice:

–Daniels making strides: Thus far in camp, DL Mike Daniels might be exhibit A when it comes to players making a big jump from Year 1 to Year 2 in the NFL.

DL Mike Daniels

DL Mike Daniels

A short, stout lineman (6-0, 294), Daniels has added some muscle and looks visibly bigger this season. He appears to have kept his quick first step off the ball, and it’s helping that he’s no longer wearing the shoulder harness he wore his entire rookie season following surgery at the conclusion of his college career at Iowa.

“I tell you what, it was tough,” Daniels said of playing with the harness, though he did manage two sacks and two fumble recoveries (one for a TD) in a part-time role last year. “Losing full motion with my shoulder, and that thing, it really presses on your stomach, so it’s hard to breathe. It feels good not having to wear it, and I will continue with my rehab so I do not have to wear it again.

“I feel good, I feel loose, I feel much more athletic, and I really feel as though I can get every bit of strength and range of motion out of my arm that I can, that I couldn’t last year.”

Daniels best fits Dom Capers’ defense as an inside rusher in the nickel package, and he may be making a bid for more work as a base end with his added size and strength. Either way, he could be on his way to earning a fair amount of playing time in 2013.

“I think Mike Daniels definitely has a lot more pop,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s even playing some of the tougher techniques for his body type better.”

–Lacy responds: As for the Twitter-storm over his conditioning, rookie RB Eddie Lacy said he’s pretty much ignoring it. He also said his conditioning and weight are exactly where he wants them to be.

“I’ve always been big,” Lacy said. “I’m a power back. I pretty much get the tough yards, and I’m fast enough to get around the outside and make big plays. I don’t have a problem with any aspect of the game.”

Lacy got a lot of work on Tuesday in the red-zone and goal-line periods with a number of inside runs. He pushed the pile at times, looked nimble on his feet at others, and called it his best day of camp thus far.

“I was comfortable with everything,” he said. “I felt like I ran smooth, I made good reads, and I just hit the hole the way I was supposed to.”

Lacy also looked solid in the first one-on-one blitz pick-up drill on Tuesday between the RBs and OLBs. McCarthy admitted the linebackers have the upper hand because there’s no one else around and the running backs are “on an island,” which isn’t necessarily realistic, but Lacy said the disadvantage will only help the running backs in pass protection in the long run.

“It gives us as the running backs that edge to get better, so when we have to do it in a game, we have (extra) bodies (around), and it will make it that much easier,” Lacy said.

–Injury update: T Kevin Hughes sat out practice, and McCarthy said he was dealing with some headaches. McCarthy also said it could still be 2-3 weeks before RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is back on the field. WR Charles Johnson underwent an MRI on his injured knee on Monday, but McCarthy said he has been given no timetable for his return.

–Hoop games: The famous QB hoop made its first appearance at camp on Tuesday. It’s an elevated hoop with a net attached that serves as a target for the QBs on lobs and fade passes from various distances.

In the first go-round, from roughly 15-20 yards away, all three QBs — Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman — managed to drop one through the hoop and into the net. When they moved back to 40-45 yards or so, Rodgers and Harrell both had rim shots that bounced away, and Coleman had one that went just underneath, but no one got one through the hoop.


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10 Responses to “News & notes: Mike Daniels stands out, Eddie Lacy responds”

  1. By Dan A on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like Daniels has gotten stronger which he will need to be playing tackle position.
    Have not heard any news regarding Finley. Is he just having an average camp or are they keeping him a secret until the season starts??
    Lacy has some pop to his play and that is what we need in a running back!
    What a combination Frankllin has the juke moves and Lacy hits you the face!
    Go Pack Go

  2. By gogbpack on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    I had a strong feeling Daniels was going to be the second year player to surprise everybody, and it’s turning out to look that way. Stinks to see Harris sitting out. I think he should be our no. 1 option until someone else takes his job.

  3. By Lyndon Cartman on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    Always interesting and fun reading about Packers training camp. The various battles, who’s hot or who’s not. Who will make the final squad, or who won’t.

  4. By Al Katraz on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Did he add any speed and or figure out how to stay healthy. I don’t see him as doing much at 6 ft. I think his under size makes him injury prone. Regardless, its year two and time to perform. No more excuses.
    That goes for a lot of our underperforming players from last year. Honeymoon over as they say.

  5. By northerner on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    This is the year for all the injured players the past two seasons to step it up and show what they got. It appears that the depth at many key positions has improved and replacements are available.

  6. By AL NEUBAUER on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    HE WON’T MAKE IT. NEITHER WILL JOLY.

  7. By SamShieldsShoes on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    I was thinking the opposite, being shorter and stouter as a defensive lineman, may actually make him less injury prone.

    His injury wasn’t as a packer, but instead a college shoulder injury, prior to the packers. So he wasn’t injured last year as a packer. Was sort of a freak accident in college, much like House’s was last year.

    The harness was just preventative.

    On the Dline, shorter players inside, actually sometimes have a leverage advantage, especially if they have a quick first step. Because they can get under a taller players pads and bend under the strike zone to get around so to speak.

    Check out how just low Clay Matthews gets when he drops his hips and rounds past a line man on the corner.

    Taller lineman on both sides tend to get hurt a lot more, because they get pushed upright, by a shorter or lower guy.

    I think he makes it.

    JMHO.

    Cheers,

    -Colin

  8. By Adam J Williams on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    My Iowa Hawkeyes (Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde, Bryan Bulaga) are having a good camp.

  9. By immafubared on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy ran through holes in the line in college. Now he has to learn to cut and find the hole in a zone blocking scheme. I don’t think he is agile or quick enough for the pro’s.

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