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  • Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Scott Tolzien appearance Big Event for Little Kids – Bellin Health
  • Tue., Apr. 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Menomonie)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

  • Wed., Apr. 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Prairie du Chien)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

  • Thu., Apr. 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Baraboo)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

  • Fri., Apr. 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Elkhorn)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

  • Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Sheboygan)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

News now! Aaron Rodgers ‘moving fine’

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 9, 2015 – 12:13 pm

150109-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers got through his practice work on Thursday no worse for wear and is officially listed as probable on the injury report with his calf injury.

“Aaron came through the practice, everything OK,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday. “He feels good today. He’s progressing forward.

“He looks like he’s moving fine to me right now, so we’re not going to change any approach for how we want to attack the Dallas defense.”

The forecast for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys continues to improve, with the high temperature now predicted to be 20, significantly warmer than it’s been in Green Bay for much of the week.

McCarthy continued to stress that he’s not focused on the weather one way or the other.

“The only thing I ever look at with the weather is the wind,” McCarthy said. “I’m told it’s going to be 6 to 8 miles per hour. I’m OK with that.”

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News now! Aaron Rodgers took 50-60 percent of practice reps Thursday

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 8, 2015 – 1:48 pm

150108-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers returned to the practice field for the first time since re-injuring his calf on Dec. 28 against Detroit, and during the team’s 11-on-11 work on Thursday, he took 50 to 60 percent of the snaps, according to Mike McCarthy.

“Aaron practiced in the team periods. He looked good,” McCarthy said. “He went down and did everything we asked him to do today. It’s always a better practice when he’s out there.”

The 50-60 percent was the target McCarthy set for Rodgers. He was officially listed as limited on the injury report.

Elsewhere on the injury list, CB Davon House (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day and appears to have a decent chance of playing on Sunday.  He has missed the last three games.

“Davon looks like he’s put together two good practices,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings as far as the evaluation. He’s moving along.”

TE Brandon Bostick returned to practice as a full participant after missing Wednesday’s workout due to an illness. DE Josh Boyd (knee) was a limited participant after sitting out Wednesday, while S Sean Richardson (knee) was also limited Thursday.

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


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News now! Practice ‘inside’ was 22 degrees

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 7, 2015 – 2:01 pm

150107-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers opened the doors to the Don Hutson Center for practice on Wednesday, and it was so cold outside — around zero or slightly below — that the temperature inside for practice was 22 degrees.

“That’s about what we’re looking for game time,” Mike McCarthy said, referring to Sunday’s forecast. “We didn’t go outside today because of the wind.”

QB Aaron Rodgers didn’t practice, and it remains a possibility he can return to the practice field on Thursday, though that is not for certain.

“I plan on Aaron playing Sunday,” McCarthy said. “He still has some things to work through. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

As he did earlier in the week, McCarthy expressed confidence that Rodgers would be ready to play and play well even if he gets very limited practice snaps.

“Aaron’s totally into the game plan,” McCarthy said. “He’s taking all the reps in the walk-throughs. Mentally he’s right on top of it.”

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What are the keys to beating the Cowboys? Read Mike’s chat transcript

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 6, 2015 – 12:32 pm

Packers.com’s Mike Spofford previewed the Packers-Cowboys playoff game on Tuesday in his weekly chat. You can read the trasncript here:

If you are having trouble reading the transcript as posted, click here.

 


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Wisconsin Favorites: Dessert places

Posted by Paige Curtis on January 6, 2015 – 11:42 am

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141104-Week-17-Soda-Pops-Restaurant-12It’s the weekend and you have a sweet tooth. Where do you go and what do you get?

No. 61 Brett Goode – Cheesecake Heaven for coffee and pie.

No. 87 Jordy Nelson – Brain Freeze in Howard, and I like all their ice cream.

No. 84 Jared Abbrederis – I like Culver’s; that’s my ice cream spot. I like their custard. I usually get the Raspberry Snickers Concrete Mixer.

141104-Week-17-Milwaukee-Public-Market-10If you have a craving for a sweet treat, Wisconsin is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Wisconsin is home to numerous creameries, custard stands, ice cream parlors, dairy shops and drive-ins where you can lick, taste and scoop your favorite flavors. From cakes to cookies to ice cream to pastries, Brain Freeze in Howard is your one-stop-shop for your sweet craving. For a dairy good time, stop by Babcock Hall Dairy Store located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Babcock Hall Dairy Store is best known for the tasty varieties of ice cream flavors (some with silly names!), but don’t miss your opportunity to purchase the award-winning cheeses also sold at the store. Grab a scoop of Fantastic Jurassic or Badger Blast while you peruse their wide selection of cheeses sold in a bag for you to eat on the spot or packaged and ready for you to give away as a gift.

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News now! Plan for Aaron Rodgers will be set on Wednesday

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 5, 2015 – 4:37 pm

150105-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is “progressing” with his injured calf, and there will be a meeting on Wednesday with the medical staff to set a plan for Rodgers’ preparation and practice time for the remainder of the week.

“He’s getting better,” McCarthy said. “He had a hip in his hop today.”

McCarthy said last week that the earliest Rodgers would practice is Thursday. He didn’t comment specifically on that either way, but he did say that Rodgers would definitely prefer to practice because it’s what he’s accustomed to doing, though that decision won’t solely be up to him.

“It’s a big challenge for Aaron,” McCarthy said. “I think Aaron was brought up the right way. He likes to practice. Brett (Favre) was the same way. The head coach and quarterback control the tempo and energy of practice, and when your star quarterback is competing at a high level every single day, it makes the whole practice environment better.

“That’s what he’s used to. He doesn’t miss practice. He wants to practice, but we have to be smart. We’ll talk it through and make an educated decision.”

Rodgers’ sharp play in the second half of the Detroit game after returning from the injured calf — he completed 11 of 13 passes — speaks to his ability to play hurt. He wasn’t 100 percent coming into the game after the initial injury in Tampa, yet there was no obvious negative effect on his play.

“He’s learned to play through different situations,” McCarthy said. “He has continuity with his teammates. You’ve got to be in tune with that. He’s a quick healer. He jumped out there last week and was playing normal football until the injury, so I think he’ll be in pretty good shape come Sunday.”

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Playoff bracket set for Divisional round

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 4, 2015 – 9:53 pm

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News now! Packers accomplished two-day practice goals

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 3, 2015 – 12:28 pm

150103-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — As the Packers wrapped up their two days of playoff bye week practice on Saturday, Head Coach Mike McCarthy was pleased with everything the team was able to work on, from red zone to third down pressure periods and everything else the coaching staff’s self-scout told them they needed to shore up.

“The team (11-on-11) work was great. It was all competitive,” McCarthy said. “Our young guys got a lot of work. It was a very beneficial practice. We had the half-line drill, got some hard run plays in. That was good for our offense and good for our defense. It’s always good to be in pads.”

The players will report back to work on Monday for game-plan meetings and will return to the practice field on Wednesday for their normal work week leading up to next Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff at Lambeau Field. The Packers will find out their opponent this weekend as the wild card games are resolved.

“Just as we left the field, we said whatever happens here the next two days is totally irrelevant,” McCarthy said. “This is about us. It’s not about who comes out of the south end zone tunnel at noon on the 11th. We’ll be ready to go.”

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News now! Aaron Rodgers won’t practice until next Thursday

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 2, 2015 – 12:17 pm

150102-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that he was going to have QB Aaron Rodgers sit out of practice until at least next Thursday to rest and rehab his injured calf.

“Aaron’s doing well,” McCarthy said following the Packers’ first workout during their playoff bye week. “He’s been in treatment during the practice period, and we’ll do the same tomorrow. I really don’t see him getting on the practice field until Thursday probably at the earliest.”

The Packers will practice again on Saturday, in pads, and then the players will return on Monday for meetings to begin preparation for the playoff opponent. The Packers won’t know if they’re playing the Cowboys, Cardinals or Panthers until the Detroit-Dallas game concludes on Sunday night.

After Monday, the players will take Tuesday off and then begin their normal practice regimen on Wednesday. McCarthy said he’s not overly concerned about the practice reps Rodgers will miss if he doesn’t return to the field until Thursday.

“I’m not concerned,” he said. “He’s already started the preparation process. There are some things we went through today with self-scout and the direction we want to go. He’ll be prepared. There won’t be a bunch of new ideas or things he hasn’t seen or things he hasn’t had the reps with his teammates.”

McCarthy is hoping, of course, that with the extra time off Rodgers’ calf will be in better shape for the playoff game on Jan. 11 than it was for last week’s Detroit game, which was just seven days after the original injury.

“I would think so, but time will answer that,” he said. “No injury is ever exactly the same, and this definitely falls in that area.”

Packers.com will provide a full report following locker room interviews.


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Packers.com’s Top Ten Articles of 2014

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 1, 2015 – 7:02 am


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