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  • Fri., Jul. 31, 2015 6:00 PM CDT 1k Kids Run at Lambeau

    Back to Football also includes the Packers 1K Kids Run. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 31, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie.

  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 6:30 PM CDT 5K Run/Walk at Lambeau The sixth annual '5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,' is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Aug. 03, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Tue., Aug. 04, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

Another Packers player to be revealed in NFL Network’s Top 100

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 30, 2015 – 12:47 pm

Another Packers player will be revealed in this week’s segment of the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2015. This week’s segment airs at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday and features the players ranked from No. 20-11.

This player will be the fifth for Green Bay to make this year’s Top 100, which is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players. Thus far on the list are WR Randall Cobb (No. 100), LB Julius Peppers (No. 71), RB Eddie Lacy (No. 60) and LB Clay Matthews (No. 51).

 


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News now! Mike McCarthy pronounces targets hit

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 18, 2015 – 12:33 pm

150618-blogGREEN BAY–Minicamp ended on Thursday and Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said his team hit its spring targets.

“Any time you put together a schedule, you set targets. I’d say we exceeded our work load, getting everything installed and being able to go back and review it. The second target is bringing your team together and learning how to work. There were a lot of new drills. Getting that on tape, repping it, teaching it, I feel very good about that. I feel very good about what we accomplished and the 2015 Packers,” McCarthy said following Thursday’s practice, which was dominated by the defense.

“Defense had a big day today,” McCarthy said.

Aaron Rodgers and selected veterans were given the day off. In Rodgers’ absence, the passing game was not its usual self.

“I think (Adrian) Hubbard’s had a heckuva spring. I think our second-year players made a step,” McCarthy said in a mini-evaluation.

The Packers won’t practice again until July 30, the first day of training camp.

“You’ll have players here. The rookies have to go to the symposium. For the most part, you’ll see everybody will get away and then after the Fourth of July you’ll see people start filtering in,” McCarthy said as he bid farewell to the spring.


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News now! Davante Adams named MVP of spring practices

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 16, 2015 – 12:58 pm

adams-blogGREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy named second-year wide receiver Davante Adams as the star of spring practices.

“If you want a clear example of a first-year player taking a second-year jump, you just saw it the last few weeks. He’s been really good in practice. If you want me to pick an MVP or all-star, it’s Davante,” McCarthy said following minicamp practice on Tuesday.

“I thought the practice was good. We got out of it what we hoped to get out of it,” McCarthy said of Tuesday’s workout. The Packers have only one minicamp practice remaining, on Thursday. The team will participate in a team-building activity on Wednesday.

“We have a team activity tomorrow and packers.com will let you know what it is. It’s about culture. It’s about developing the bond between players, coaches and support staff,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy also talked about a cross-training activity in this year’s spring practices. Offensive players are being taught defense, and vice versa.

“A big focus of our team this year is to raise the football IQ. We’re trying to educate as much as we can. It generates activity as far as offensive guys talking to defensive guys,” McCarthy said.

Read more from Tuesday’s minicamp practice

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News now! Scott Tolzien makes big-time throws

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on June 10, 2015 – 1:49 pm

150610-tolzien-blogGREEN BAY–This summer’s training camp could be highlighted by a battle between Scott Tolzien and rookie Brett Hundley for the backup quarterback job. Tolzien caught Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s eye in Wednesday’s OTA practice.

“Scott Tolzien has taken a step. I thought he’s done that in OTAs. He had three big-time throws (today). In the end, it’s the preseason games. You want to see every player take a jump, especially at the quarterback position. I believe he’ll do that,” McCarthy said.

Hundley, a fifth-round draft pick from UCLA, is catching up after missing the first week of OTAs.

“The last two days, he’s made a step. He’s on time. He’s working with Aaron (Rodgers); Scott’s been a big help. It’s an excellent room,” McCarthy said of Hundley and his quarterbacks.

Rodgers tossed completion after completion on Wednesday.

“Our OTAs are going well. The flow of it has been excellent. They all start the same. You have to learn to practice as a team. We have two more this week and then mini-camp next week. After tomorrow, we’ll have everything in, offense, defense and special teams,” McCarthy said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report.


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News now! Damarious Randall is full-go in Tuesday’s OTA

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 2, 2015 – 1:49 pm

150602-randall-300GREEN BAY — Rookie first-round draft pick Damarious Randall participated in 11-on-11 work in Tuesday’s OTA practice for the first time after being limited to individual drills only through rookie orientation and last week’s first open OTA.

“It’s good to get him in the team stuff and get him past the individual,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following Tuesday’s workout on a sun-splashed Clarke Hinkle Field. “This is their last chance to get through everything, so they’ll be exposed to everything we ask them to do in training camp.”

The Packers drafted Randall out of Arizona State, where he played mostly safety, but he’s transitioning to cornerback for Green Bay. He was dealing with a minor ankle injury since his arrival in Green Bay.

The offensive and defensive installations continued with red-zone and two-minute work on Tuesday, with QB Aaron Rodgers finishing a two-minute drive with a TD pass to second-year WR Jeff Janis. QB Scott Tolzien also led a successful two-minute drive and hit TE Richard Rodgers for a score.

Rookie QB Brett Hundley made his first appearance at OTAs after missing last week due to a rookie event in Los Angeles. Rookie WR Ty Montgomery is the only draft pick who hasn’t participated in OTAs, as Stanford’s school calendar has yet to wrap up.

The Packers have more OTAs this week and next week before the minicamp in mid-June. The next practice open to the public and media is Wednesday, June 10.

Click here for Packers.com’s feature story following locker room interviews.


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Packers FB John Kuhn attending Broadcast Boot Camp

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 2, 2015 – 9:51 am

FB John KuhnPackers FB John Kuhn is among 24 current and former NFL players attending the ninth annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at NFL Films in New Jersey this week.

The four-day program features instructors from all the major sports networks and gives participants a thorough introduction to all areas of broadcast work. Some of the instructors include James Brown from CBS, Curt Menefee from FOX and Ron Jaworski from ESPN.

Former Packers who have participated in the boot camp in the past include T Mark Tauscher and LBs A.J. Hawk and Brady Poppinga.

Because of his participation in the camp, Kuhn is not attending OTAs this week in Green Bay.


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News now! Emphasis on special teams in OTAs

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 28, 2015 – 1:48 pm

ota-blogGREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy was in the middle of the action during the special teams segment of today’s OTAs practice.

“I enjoy coaching. Coaching is coaching regardless of the position you work with. Coaching is where I want to be. This has been a fun year for me personally, being able to be with the defense, be with the special teams,” McCarthy said, speficifically referring to having relinquished his play-calling duties to become more involved with the other two phases of the team. He will be the third coach in the special teams room this year.

“We’ve spent a lot more time on special teams in Phase II  (of OTAs) than we have in the past, and we’ll spend more time on special teams in Phase III than we have in the past,” McCarthy said.

Aaron Rodgers remains the team’s star, and he was pitching strikes in practice today. He threw a back-shoulder dart to tight end Andrew Quarless, beating Clay Matthews’ coverage for the catch.

“This offense is about making the quarterback successful. We’ve had a chance to go through the installs and get his input. This could be our best veteran base,” McCarthy said.

Linebacker Julius Peppers was the only member of the team that didn’t practice. He was with the team in the morning but was said to have missed practice due to sickness.

“I have no medical concerns long term of anyone on our roster right now,” McCarthy said, referring to a group of players rehabbing from surgeries and injuries.


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Brett Favre’s Legends Game slated for July 19 in Madison

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 20, 2015 – 10:26 am

Former Packers QB Brett Favre will host a Legends Game, a flag football contest between former Green Bay players and other NFL stars, on Sunday, July 19, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

The game is being held the day after Favre’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

For more information about the game, including ticket info, click on brettfavreslegendsgame.com.


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Another Packers player to be revealed in NFL Network’s Top 100

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 18, 2015 – 3:15 pm

Another Packers player will be revealed this week as part of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2015.”

In the next episode, airing at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday, players ranked between No. 80 and 71 will be revealed, and the Packers player will be a defensive player making his fourth career appearance on the list.

Earlier, Packers WR Randall Cobb was ranked No. 100. The rankings are based solely on votes cast by current NFL players.

UPDATE: LB Julius Peppers makes list at No. 71. Click here to watch the video.

 


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Packers share memories on Mother’s Day

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on May 10, 2015 – 11:28 am

Happy Mother’s Day! Packers.com recently caught up with players to find out some of their favorite memories involving their moms, and to learn about some of the ways in which their mothers helped them get to where they are today.

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RB Eddie Lacy on mother Wanda

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
Some of my favorite football memories with my mom were on rainy days. Any time we played football when it was raining, I’d go find a spot of mud to fall into. She knew I was going to do it every time.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Just that nothing comes easy. There are going to be a lot of obstacles in your way, and you have to work hard to get through them. I watched her go through certain obstacles, which confirmed to me that you can get through anything.

One word to describe your mom:
Blessed.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Hmm, what would she use? She’d probably say awesome.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
Growing up it was fried pork chops, pork and beans and rice.

What it meant to you to buy your mom and dad a new house last year:
It was a very special moment for us as a family. After Hurricane Katrina, we went from our house, to living with my aunt, to living with strangers at the time, to a trailer. To be able to give my mom her own space that’s bigger than what she’s ever had before, it was definitely a special moment.

WR Jordy Nelson on mother Kim

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I’d probably have to say senior day in college at K-State. Just having my mom and the rest of my family down there to be part of that atmosphere was really special.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Thoughtful.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
Steak and hash brown potato casserole.

What you talk about with your mom during football season:
Mostly family. Being away from them and having two kids of my own now, that’s the main thing we talk about. Then health – she’s always making sure I’m doing all right.

150510-mothers-day-tolzien-300QB Scott Tolzien on mother Ginny

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I actually think my mom’s best memories of football are probably whenever I wasn’t playing. That way she wasn’t sitting in the stands worrying about me getting injured. But she was also there if I needed someone to play catch with me. I’m appreciative she was athletic enough to have a game of catch and wasn’t scared of the football.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
She always knew I was passionate about the game when I was growing up, so some of the best advice she ever gave me was just to follow my passion and work hard to continue improving.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Passionate. She’s a passionate fan.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Maybe even-keeled or composed.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She makes a real good spaghetti.

150510-mothers-day-daniels-300DT Mike Daniels on mother Carlene

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
On my high school highlight tape, my first touchdown you can see her in the background by the concession stand. I guess she was laying out a table cloth or something, and you can just see her yank it off the table and start jumping up and down and screaming. That’s just my mom – she loves football.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
If you start something, finish it. Never quit. Never give up. And she held us to that standard. She didn’t care if you were tired or sick, you’re going to practice. That’s how she raised us to be.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Tough.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
Probably precious or something like that. Any mom would say that about her child. At the end of the day I’m still her baby, no matter how big and mean I get.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She makes a pretty good smothered grilled chicken and rice.

150510-mothers-day-crosby-300K Mason Crosby on mother Karen

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
This is kind of an easy one, and it involves my mom and grandma. It’s definitely the Super Bowl. That was the last game my grandmother got to see, and obviously my mom was there watching as well. I just remember after the game coming off the field through the tunnel and my mom being there. What a special experience. Thinking about growing up with her playing all different sports, and then winning the Super Bowl, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Just to be a good person and be part of a community. She runs a non-profit in my hometown in Texas, so she leads by example.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
I would say giving. She’s very giving to her family and others.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
There are a few, but I would say focused. Ever since I was young I can remember her saying I was a focused and intense little kid, and she says that’s served me well over the years.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
That’s another easy one: enchilada casserole. Every time she comes up here or we go down and visit that’s the first thing I have her make.

150510-mothers-day-hyde-300DB Micah Hyde on mother Pamela

Favorite football memory involving your mom:
I think she went to every football game I ever played growing up, from flag football all the way through senior year of high school. It was hard because I had three other siblings she had to attend to, but she was always there.

Best advice your mom has ever given you:
Be yourself.

One word you would use to describe your mom:
Perfect. I see her as perfect in my eyes. The way she raised my siblings and me, she did the best she could – the best any single mother could do – and it was perfect.

One word your mom would use to describe you:
She always calls me a ham. In every yearbook from fifth grade all through high school she’d submit a baby picture of me and the caption would read, “Once a ham, always a ham.” I think to her I’m just the child who’s outgoing and keeps everyone relaxed and laughing.

Favorite meal your mom cooks for you:
She used to make this Mexican meal every year for my birthday. To tell you the truth I don’t even know what it was called, but it was good.

Is your mom the ultimate Packers Mom? Share your favorite photos and memories to be featured in our Mother’s Day gallery.

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