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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.

     

If necessary, McCarthy prepared to go with just two RBs

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 19, 2013 – 4:36 pm

With RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) and FB John Kuhn (hamstring) still not having practiced this week, Mike McCarthy said on Thursday he’s prepared to go into Sunday’s game at Cincinnati with just two running backs — James Starks and Johnathan Franklin — if he has to.

RB Johnathan Franklin

RB Johnathan Franklin

“I’m prepared. That’s my job,” McCarthy said. “The preference is not to go into the game with two running backs. We’ll be much better prepared than we were two years ago in Kansas City.”

McCarthy referred to that game as a “hard lesson,” as the Packers’ only healthy RBs for that contest were Ryan Grant and Kuhn, and Grant had bruised ribs coming in. McCarthy said the game got to a point in the second half where “it was time to run the ball,” but Grant had to sit out a series or two and the Packers didn’t have the firepower in the backfield to make it go.

The Packers do have one RB on the practice squad, rookie Michael Hill from Missouri Western, so if neither Lacy nor Kuhn can play, Hill would be a possible third back, but a player would have to be released in order for Hill to be signed to the 53-man roster.

An emergency option would be WR Randall Cobb, who has carried the ball out of the backfield at times the past two seasons, but McCarthy said he’d never put Cobb in a workhorse-type position.

“I don’t want to make a living running the ball with Randall Cobb, let’s be honest,” McCarthy said. “Randall is a dynamic player, but he doesn’t need to be lined up behind center carrying the ball 20 times. That’s not the plan.”

It’s also not the plan to automatically sit all of the Packers’ injured players because the bye week is coming up, though McCarthy did indicate S Morgan Burnett (hamstring) is a “longshot” to play this week.

In Thursday’s full-pads practice, CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring) joined Burnett, Lacy and Kuhn as a non-participant, while TE Jermichael Finley (toe) and DE Johnny Jolly (neck) practiced but were limited. G T.J. Lang (back) was added to the report as a limited participant, but McCarthy didn’t believe his injury was anything serious.


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9 Responses to “If necessary, McCarthy prepared to go with just two RBs”

  1. By OKGOPACK on Sep 19, 2013 | Reply

    Okay, wait…two O-linemen with bad backs, three r.b.s out (counting Harris) and trouble with the secondary? This is looking better and better!~~

  2. By Peg Roach on Sep 19, 2013 | Reply

    Heck, don’t be afraid to run Randall Cobb!!! He lined up behind center before he ever got there and carried the ball a lot. Just don’t want him to get hurt! That young man can play any position!! LOVE to watch him play. …. and yes, gotta’ admit I’m an old widder woman from Kentucky!

  3. By OKGOPACK on Sep 19, 2013 | Reply

    We love to watch little Randall, too. He’s amazing, heart of a champion!

  4. By Green Tide on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    This seems to be a common theme in GB over the years. Way too many injuries to the higher profiled players. Thank goodness A. Rodgers is made of steal.

    Are injuries just more common now, better diagnosis, more care or something else?

    Are other teams plagued like the Pack seems to be?

  5. By Thom on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy Ross has lined up at running in high school (rushed for 9.7 yards a carry his sr year) and college too. This might be a away to get him on the field and see what he can do as a swiss army knife type player. At 6’1 215 he is roughly the same size as Starks, bigger than Franklin, and he runs (at least returns) with a low pad level.

    I would like to at least see it.

  6. By BC on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Bostick or Quarless?

  7. By Scott on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    What has Ross done lately? Hmm. Muffed punt (SanFran Playoffs) Poor, Poor KO returns vs San Fran (week 1). That is more important than what he did in Jr High School.
    I would have cut him right along with Jarrett Bush.

  8. By Dale Tietjen on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    What a bunch of cry-baby fans.

    Next man up.

    Deal with adversity.

    Grow a pair.

    We’ve got the depth to handle anything.

    Are you already forgetting our (most recent) Super Bowl season? We were riddled with injuries then and we won it all.

    We’ve got more weapons than anybody else–on offense, on defense, on special teams.

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