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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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/

     

Matthews back at practice but limited; Hayward ruled out again

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 2, 2013 – 5:04 pm

Packers LB Clay Matthews, who missed the second half of the Week 3 game in Cincinnati due to a hamstring injury, returned to practice on Wednesday but only on a limited basis. His availability for Sunday’s home game against Detroit remains in question.

LB Clay Matthews

LB Clay Matthews

“I think Clay is getting better,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s made a lot of progress since coming off the field in Cincinnati. I’m hopeful he’ll be able to do more tomorrow. That’s the plan.”

Elsewhere on the injury report, CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out for the fourth straight game. Since re-aggravating his hamstring injury in the third preseason game, Hayward has now been out for six weeks.

RB James Starks (knee) is also out and will be sidelined “a couple weeks,” McCarthy said. Also, backup offensive lineman Greg Van Roten sprained a foot in Monday’s practice and will be out multiple weeks.

The other six players on the injury report were full participants in Wednesday’s practice. They included S Morgan Burnett (hamstring), CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring), TE Jermichael Finley (concussion), RBs Eddie Lacy (concussion) and Johnathan Franklin (foot) and FB John Kuhn (hamstring).

In speaking to reporters for the first time since his concussion, which occurred on the first offensive series in Cincinnati, Finley called it a “long process” to get medical clearance, but he said he understands the reasons for the protocol and the protection of players’ health. He said it took a couple of days before he felt mostly normal again.

“Jermichael looks good. The bye week has helped him,” McCarthy said. “He looked like Jermichael. He’s in a good place. He practices very hard. It was good to have him back.”

To see Wednesday’s feature story on the Packers running game, click here.

 


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19 Responses to “Matthews back at practice but limited; Hayward ruled out again”

  1. By OKGOPACK on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    Really glad to have all those guys back, but I have a question. What if EDS goes down? Don Barclay at center?

  2. By stormeeatl on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    Having Burnett back should be huge in this game, and with Lacy, Franklin and Finley all back, that should make the offense dangerous enough to mute that Detroit D. Getting healthy, getting tougher – GO PACK!!

  3. By iluvmyteam on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    I am concerned about this game against the Lions if we do not have Clay in the game. Who will bring the pressure? I hate being pessimistic but I have a bad feeling about this game.

  4. By Rich on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    Too bad we still don’t have Hayward back, Tramon Williams has been aweful and Shields is too short to cover Detroit’s big receivers. I am afraid the secondary will be giving up huge yards again this week.

  5. By Grant on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    Sam Shields too short to cover big WRs? He covered AJ Green, is Green not big enough for you?

  6. By Scott on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    Starks out a couple more weeks? Wow…another year of this guy being injured. Its time to cut ties with this injury-prone back and move on to those who can stay healthy.. its the same thing with Starks every year. He needs to go!!!

  7. By Joe on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    I agree, Scott! He’s got the flash of greatness, but can’t stay healthy! Might as well bring someone in who is younger and hopefully less injury prone.

  8. By lou on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    This may sound insane but….. Clay Matthews is an outstanding player but when is the time that if he can’t stay on the field is he worth that kind of money

  9. By Rick S. on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    I have a bad feeling about this game. I have a bad feeling about pumpkins too, and they’re everywhere right now.

  10. By immafubared on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    You can’t cut ties with a guy who comes cheap.

  11. By immafubared on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    Realistically I have the Pack at 4-12 this year. They have the 1, its the other three I’m not sure of.

    In case you havent heard, the Vikes rookie number one pick is player of the week and leads the league in kick returns whereas we don’t have a kick returner but our guy who was what a sixth or seventh rounder no one ever heard of is gone.

    The vikes now have 5 guys picked in the first the last two drafts that are key playmakers. You can’t continue to compete against that kind of developing talent with undrafteds and 6th round picks. This year that will be proven. 4-12

  12. By Pacrfan on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    Ya like Ponder worked out really well as a 1st round QB….haha! The Packers are going to win the division just like LY we started out with the same record. It’ll just make us more hungry. Once we get all the components working we are unstoppable!

  13. By PK on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    More of Don “CASPER” defense. Play the over and Lions plus the points. Wonder how long the Offense can tolerate being the only way to win. It has to wear on you !?

  14. By smoken joe on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    Packers go 7-9 pick 15 in NFL Draft

  15. By Dakota on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    @immafubared

    ill be looking for you when the pack are close to winning the division

  16. By GOPACKGO4596 on Oct 3, 2013 | Reply

    The packers will go 11-5 at worst. There is to much negativity. This smells of 2010 and history repeats itself. They could and should have been 3-0.

  17. By Robert Ossig on Oct 4, 2013 | Reply

    Matthews back,…GREAT ! But Capers still call D, so expect Reggie Bush and Lions O, to have record setting day . 1-3

  18. By packrfan4 on Oct 4, 2013 | Reply

    I love idiots. Thankfully, I can come here to find plenty of them.

  19. By robert graham on Oct 6, 2013 | Reply

    What’s with all the negativity? You guys sound like Viking fans. Pack will win the division with a record of 12 and 4 and beat the Seahawks to go to the Super Bowl and lose to the Broncos.

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