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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

News & notes: WR Jarrett Boykin continues to battle, kickers perfect

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 13, 2013 – 5:03 pm

WR Randall Cobb was playing through some obvious pain in Tuesday’s practice. For an update on that, check out today’s feature story. Here are some other news & notes:

–Boykin, Jolly stand out: Undrafted rookie WR Tyrone Walker has received a lot of attention lately, but second-year pro Jarrett Boykin isn’t about to give up his roster spot that easily.

WR Jarrett Boykin

WR Jarrett Boykin

Boykin had a strong practice on Tuesday, making several catches working with both the regular offense and scout-team offense.

Boykin made a nice grab on a comeback in traffic, a diving catch of a slant from QB Vince Young and later a spinning catch in the middle of the field. He nearly capped off his day by hauling in a deep ball from QB B.J. Coleman along the sideline, but the throw was just out of reach and bounced off his outstretched hand.

DE Johnny Jolly was another player who looked to be having a strong practice. In the one-on-one pass-rush drill, Jolly slipped by G Greg Van Roten with a quick spin, and then he beat C Patrick Lewis with a swim move.

It should be noted that Van Roten then bounced back with strong reps against DE B.J. Raji and DE Mike Neal.

–Kickers perfect: Both Mason Crosby and Giorgio Tavecchio were a perfect 8-for-8 on field goals in another head-to-head duel. The kickers kicked two series of four kicks, the first from 33, 43, 48 and 50 yards, and the second from 34, 39, 45 and 54 yards.

As has usually been the case, Crosby’s kicks have carried a longer distance, and it’s especially noticeable on the longer field goals.

“Right now I’m hitting the ball really well,” Crosby said. “I’m striking it solid, and I’ve put a few good days together here, and that’s positive. But definitely Giorgio is hitting great balls and it’s motivating for me. I’m focused in and making sure that I’m taking care of my business.”

The day prior, Crosby was 7-for-8 and Tavecchio was 8-for-8, meaning the two kickers have combined to go 31-for-32 over the last two practices.

“These last two days were good,” Crosby said. ” It was good to test our bodies and test our minds a little bit and get out there and hit two long sets in a sense. I think hitting that many balls really pushed me and got me into a rhythm and into a good spot.”

–Hayward still out: Mike McCarthy made it sound as though the return of CB Casey Hayward, who has not practiced all training camp due to a hamstring injury, was not imminent, though his medical reports have improved.

“Casey Hayward’s injury is going to take time,” McCarthy said. “He’s made a lot of progress in the last 5-6 days. As far as the timeline, we’ll have a better understanding next week how close he is.”

A defensive rookie of the year candidate last year, Hayward led all rookies in 2012 with six interceptions.

–Pickett misses practice: DE Ryan Pickett missed practice due to a personal matter. He indicated on his Twitter account that he had to take one of his children to the hospital, but everything is fine.

G T.J. Lang (back) continued to sit out, as did fellow lineman Andrew Datko (concussion). McCarthy said Datko is “getting close” to passing the tests that are part of the concussion protocol.


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13 Responses to “News & notes: WR Jarrett Boykin continues to battle, kickers perfect”

  1. By PK on Aug 13, 2013 | Reply

    My gut tells me Jolly could make for some happy Packers. Good luck to the man. People sincere and successfull about overcoming adversity add a dimention others can not. #97 fits the bill.

  2. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers has 6-8 years left in his prime and we keep people like Dom Capers as our d coordinator. We need to get someone better to run that defense go look at the stats for our D every year Dom has been here. And for the longest time Mike Mccarthy thoughts were we need to run the ball 50% of the time even if we have the best qb in the league and that is ridiculous play to your strengths. Bruce Arians would put up crazy stats with Rodgers. WE HIRED MCCARTHY AFTER HE DRAFTED ALEX SMITH AND HIS OFFENSE WAS RANKED 32 IN THE LEAGUE. We are wasting our window of opportunity. Get capers out even the year we won the superbowl look at stats, the best defenses to play the game were not “bend dont break”. WE ARE NOT BUILT TO BEAT THE 49ERS, OUR BEND DONT BREAK DEFENSE WILL BREAK EVERY TIME AGAINST THE 49ERS.

  3. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lets get someone different besides Capers, his philosophy on defense…”bend dont break” will break every time against the 49ers. We will get beat by them 2 times this year, 1st game and in the playoffs. It is not our players it is Capers. I am not saying i could do a better job, but i think other people for sure could. We can not stop the 49ers with this defense….so dumb.

  4. By OKGOPACK on Aug 13, 2013 | Reply

    We can’t renovate our whole defense because of 1 or 2 teams. I’m so glad you are not our GM.

  5. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 13, 2013 | Reply

    We went to T&M to ask there coaching squad on how to stop the read option. When we go to a college team to ask for help that means there is a problem. and its not just one team we have a problem with. Look at the stats even the year we won the superbowl. There are for sure better D coordinators out there and we have wasted a couple of years. AND YES OKGOPACKGO. People draft and change defenses to adjust to one team. Watch more nflnetwork and ESPN.

  6. By Corky on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    carter Wilkinson I agree with OKGOPACK. I’m glad you aren’t the Packers GM. You’ve been watching too much NFL and ESPN where a bunch of has beens give their opinion without being there. Get a life, the Packers have been one of the most successful teams over the last 15 years.

  7. By BT on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    15? Try one losing season in 21 years, and that losing season is because of Mike Sherman riding Favre and Holmgren’s coat tails. He wasted 4 years of our draft, and that is a fact!

    Carter, wtf is T&M? You want to talk facts, so the 11th ranked defense last year isn’t good enough for you? What stats are you looking at that say otherwise? Yeah, we got beat by the hot team, two different times with two different QBs, including Alex Smith, whom you took a shot on. Did SF win the Super Bowl? No. I don’t think they will win it this year either, and they have to do it before Kapperneck’s contract comes up where they have cap space to keep some of the names they have.

    Listen kid, Capers /is/ one of the best. McCarthy has won us a SB and your taking pot shots at him as well? Yeah, that just shows how level headed and mature you are. I am sure you can do better, maybe in Madden. But consider this, there is a reason a lot of those guys are on ESPN and the NFL Network… it is because they are out of a job and no one will hire them. Sure, there are guys like Gruden and Chower that can get a job at the drop of the hat, but those guys are few and far between. Carter is a joke, and a blemish on the HOF to let him in. Only thing he was the best at was pushing off.

    Be glad we are not the Lions, Bears, or Vikings. They seem to have a hot year one out of every 3 years, then fail to live up to expectations and change coaches and staff and start over… and that is what your calling for, for us to start over, with as you put it, 6-7 years left in Rodger’s prime. So you want to waste it completely. Brilliant, just frigging brilliant.

  8. By buckybadger on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    @carter, Capers was also the D coordinator when we won the Super Bowl and turn that defense around. You know nothing about about pro football judging by your comments. You don’t win every year and you don’t fire the staff just because you don’t win it all.

  9. By peter on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    That Stoned Guy’s voice comes out when I read some of these comments…

  10. By starr1957 on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    Glad to see there are a few fans who aren’t panicking because of ONE meaningless preseaon game.

    Rootin’ for Jolly, if he can get back to anywhere close to where he was before, will be a great help on D-line.

  11. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ok guys lets just wait and see then.

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  13. By AL NEUBAUER on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    GIVE FRANKLIN A CHANCE AT RETURNING KICKS AND PUNTS.

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