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  • Thu., May. 28, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Thu., May. 28, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Sun., May. 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT Packers Coaching School

    The Green Bay Packers are set to host the team’s second annual “Green Bay Packers Coaching School” at Lambeau Field on Sunday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The complimentary coaching school has a curriculum exclusively designed for youth football coaches, and can accommodate a maximum of 300 coaches. The event will feature innovative classroom sessions in the Lambeau Field Atrium, as well as on-field football instruction from top local high school and youth football coaches in the Don Hutson Center.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

News now! Packers pick quarterback, Brett Hundley

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 2, 2015 – 1:19 pm

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GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy has the young quarterback he’s coveted. UCLA’s Brett Hundley was selected in the fifth round with the 147th overall choice of the draft on Saturday.

The Packers moved up 19 spots in a trade with the Patriots to acquire Hundley.

Hundley, 6-3, 226, was a high-round prospect heading into last season. He’s described as a developmental prospect and has been compared to Jason Campbell.

He’s also been described as a flash prospect who shows the physical tools to be a starter, but must develop his pocket skills for that to happen.

The Packers gave their seventh-round pick, No. 247 overall, to the Patriots in the trade.

For the full story on Hundley, click here.


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News now! Packers draft ILB, Michigan’s Jake Ryan

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 2, 2015 – 12:29 pm

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GREEN BAY–Alas, an inside linebacker.

With their first pick on the third day of the NFL draft, the Packers finally addressed their need for an inside linebacker with the selection of Michigan’s Jake Ryan. Ryan, 6-2, 240, is the 129th overall pick of the draft.

Ryan is described as a downhill tackler and a high-effort defender who possesses coverage skills. He’s been compared to former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop. He’s known as a tough guy, but one draft report says he should not be pigeonholed as a try-hard player, suggesting his talents go beyond that cliche.

He sustained a torn ACL in 2013. He’s played both outside and inside linebacker. He played inside exclusively this past season.

For the full story on Ryan, click here.


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News now! Packers pick WR with kick-return potential

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 1, 2015 – 10:07 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers selected Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery in the third round of Friday night’s NFL draft.

Montgomery, 6-0, 221, is described as being strongly built, resembling a running back. He returned two kicks for 49 yards in the Senior Bowl, which would suggest Montgomery was drafted with kick return in mind. He has been compared to the Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson, one of the league’s top kick returners.

He ran a 4.55 40 at the scouting combine, where he no doubt impressed teams in interviews. Montgomery is said to be a high-character and personable player.

For the full story on Montgomery, click here.


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News now! Packers pick defensive back in second round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 1, 2015 – 8:26 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers addressed their defensive backfield a second time in this draft, selecting Miami of Ohio defensive back Quinten Rollins with the 62nd overall pick of the draft on Friday night.

Rollins, 5-11, 195, played basketball at Miami for four years and didn’t give football a try until last season. Football came easy for him, winning MAC defensive player of the year. He intercepted seven passes.

He’s viewed as a safety by some teams, largely the result of a 4.57 40 time at the combine, but he has the athletic ability to play cornerback.

The Packers picked Damarious Randall in the first round on Thursday. He played safety at Arizona State but will play cornerback with the Packers.

For the full story on Rollins, click here.

 


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Packers NFL Draft 2015: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 1, 2015 – 2:09 am

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1. Damarious Randall, CB, Arizona State
2. Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
3. Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
4. Jake Ryan, LB, Michigan
5. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
6a. Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Oklahoma
6b. Christian Ringo, DL, Louisiana-Lafayette
6c. Kennard Backman, TE, Alabama-Birmingham

#23 – DAMARIOUS RANDALLCB – ARIZONA STATE – HT: 5-11 – WT: 196 – 1st Round, #30 Overall

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QUINTEN ROLLINSCB – MIAMI (OH) – HT: 6-1 – WT: 203 – 2nd Round, #62 Overall

 

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#88 – TY MONTGOMERYWR – STANFORD – HT: 6-0 – WT: 216 – 3rd Round, #94 Overall

 

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#47 – JAKE RYANLB – MICHIGAN – HT: 6-2 – WT: 240 – 4th Round, #129 Overall

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#7 – BRETT HUNDLEYQB – UCLA – HT: 6-3 – WT: 226 – 5th Round, #147 Overall

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AARON RIPKOWSKIFB – OKLAHOMA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 257 – 6th Round, #206 Overall

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CHRISTIAN RINGODL – LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 293 – 6th Round, #210 Overall

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KENNARD BACKMANTE – ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM – HT: 6-3 – WT: 258 – 6th Round, #213 Overall

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News now! Packers pick DB Damarious Randall

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 30, 2015 – 10:18 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers selected defensive back Damarious Randall in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday. Randall played safety at Arizona State, but some teams had projected him to play cornerback.

Randall, 5-11, 196, was a first team All-PAC 12 selection last season. He’s regarded to be a tough, high-effort defender and punishing tackler. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the last two years. He ran a 4.46 40 at the scouting combine.

The Packers selected safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the 21st overall pick last year. The Packers have a distinct need at cornerback after losing Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency. Randall might address the need at cornerback in sub-package defense.

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NFC North rivals make different first-round moves

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 30, 2015 – 9:35 pm

GREEN BAY — With the Packers about an hour away from going on the clock, their three NFC North rivals all went different directions in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Chicago went for offense, Minnesota went with defense, and Detroit traded back.

At No. 7 overall, the Bears replaced departed WR Brandon Marshall by selecting West Virginia WR Kevin White. He will be paired with Alshon Jeffery for Chicago’s new receiving tandem. White was the second receiver taken in the draft, after Alabama’s Amari Cooper.

To see packers.com’s Prospect Primer on White, click here.

Four picks later, at No. 11, the Vikings addressed their secondary by taking Michigan State CB Trae Waynes, the first defensive back selected. A Wisconsin native and former high school teammate of Badgers RB Melvin Gordon, Waynes clocked the fastest 40 time at the scouting combine of all cornerbacks.

To see Waynes’ Prospect Primer, click here.

Detroit came into the draft with the No. 23 overall pick but traded it to the Denver Broncos, moving back five spots to the No. 28 overall pick.

 

 


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Donald Driver to make special appearance on ‘DWTS’ 10th anniversary

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 28, 2015 – 4:10 pm

Donald DriverFormer Packers WR and dancing champion Donald Driver will return to the ABC show “Dancing With The Stars” on Tuesday night, along with a number of other former NFL players who have competed on the show, as part of the “DWTS” 10th anniversary special.

Driver won Season 14 of “DWTS” with dance partner Peta Murgatroyd back in 2012. He is slated to appear on the 10th anniversary special along with NFL greats Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice. The show airs at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday.

 


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Donald Driver to announce Packers’ second-round draft pick

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 23, 2015 – 12:17 pm

WR Donald DriverFormer Packers WR Donald Driver will announce the Packers’ second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in prime time on Friday, May 1.

The league’s annual tradition of using NFL alumni to announce teams’ picks in the second round is continuing this year. Driver, the Packers’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, will be Green Bay’s representative at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago. The second round begins at 6 p.m. CT next Friday.

Past Packers alumni to be tabbed for the honor have included RB Jim Taylor, S LeRoy Butler, LB Dave Robinson and WR James Lofton. Last year, Lofton announced the selection of WR Davante Adams in the second round.

Here is the full list of alumni announcing second-round picks this year:

Arizona Cardinals: S Adrian Wilson
Atlanta Falcons: C Todd McClure
Baltimore Ravens: CB Duane Starks
Buffalo Bills: QB Jim Kelly
Carolina Panthers: S Pat Terrell
Chicago Bears: LB Dick Butkus
Cincinnati Bengals: FB Ickey Woods
Cleveland Browns: CB Hanford Dixon
Dallas Cowboys: S Darren Woodson
Denver Broncos: WR Rick Upchurch
Detroit Lions: LB Chris Spielman
Green Bay Packers: WR Donald Driver
Houston Texans: S Eric Brown
Indianapolis Colts: WR Bill Brooks
Jacksonville Jaguars: FB Greg Jones
Kansas City Chiefs: CB Gary Green
Miami Dolphins: C Dwight Stephenson
Minnesota Vikings: LB EJ Henderson
New England Patriots: CB Ty Law
New Orleans Saints: T Jon Stinchcomb
New York Giants: S Shaun Williams
New York Jets: RB Emerson Boozer
Oakland Raiders: CB Willie Brown
Philadelphia Eagles: T Jon Runyan
Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Mel Blount
St. Louis Rams: LB Pisa Tinoisamoa
San Diego Chargers: WR Anthony Miller
San Francisco 49ers: LB/DE Charles Haley
Seattle Seahawks: S Kenny Easley
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: FB Mike Alstott
Tennessee Titans: T Michael Roos
Washington Redskins: S Brig Owens

 


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News now! Thompson explains draft philosophy

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 22, 2015 – 10:12 am

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GREEN BAY–Packers General Manager Ted Thompson explained his philosophy of drafting, when asked on Wednesday how need fits into his selection process.

“You factor everything in. Other organizations weight things differently than we do. I’m adamant (need is) not the way to draft. The way to draft is to take the best player,” Thompson said at a pre-draft press conference.

“You don’t know what you’re going to need. This is real life. Injuries happen. Life happens. What you think you’re strong at, you may not necessarily be strong at. As long as you’re taking good, solid players, you’re getting value there. If you take players that aren’t as good, you may not be getting value.”

Thompson has long been known to select the best available player, as opposed to drafting specifically for need.

“It is a process. It’s something that takes a long time. We’ll officially start on next year’s draft the day after this one,” he said.

What’s left to do before next week’s NFL draft begins on Thursday, April 30.

“We’ve kind of got this down, Most of the grind is over with. There are relationships with other teams, there are relationships with agents, those kinds of things, finishing up reports, going back to the board again and again,” Thompson said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report from Thompson’s press conference.

 

 


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