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  • Tue., May. 26, 2015 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

    Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

    Sponsor code – Packers

  • Wed., May. 27, 2015 8:00 AM CDT Mentor-Protégé Program Training Camp The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program will hold its next training camp session on Wednesday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at the Legends Club in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
  • 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.

Harbaugh questions continue to hound Forty Niners

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 19, 2015 – 11:22 am

150219-Trent-Baalke-300INDIANAPOLIS–Forty Niners General Manager Trent Baalke faced a cross-examination of sorts when he spoke to the media at the scounting combine.

Jim Harbaugh said last week that it was not a mutual decision for him to leave the 49ers. How would you respond?

“I have no response to that. Jim’s moved on. We’ve moved on. He’s got a heck-of-a job. We’ve got a new head football coach. We’re trying to get ready for the draft, free agency and the offseason program.”

How concerned are you about losing a coach that took you to the NFC Championship three times and the Super Bowl once?

“Jim did a heck of a job. He’s a heck of a coach. I think, once again, he’s gone his direction, we’ve gone ours. I feel very good about the direction we’re headed and I’m sure he does as well.”

So, based on his suggestion, the front office hierarchy forced him out of the organization. Why would they do that?

“Once again, he’s moved on, we’ve moved on and I think the important thing for us now is just to look forward, and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’ve got three important things happening here coming up and I know that’s where my focus is.”


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Green-Beckham seeking forgiveness at combine

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 19, 2015 – 10:57 am

150219-sooners-blog-300INDIANAPOLIS–Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the two big risk-reward players in this year’s NFL draft, the other one being quarterback Jameis Winston. Green-Beckham has been projected as high as a top-five pick, should he perform well at the scouting combine and convince teams he’s left his off-field troubles in the past.

“All the decisions I made, I wish I could take it back,” he told reporters during a media session at the combine that could only be described as an appeal for forgiveness.

At 6-6,. 225, he’s been compared to Calvin Johnson, but Green-Beckham was involved in several incidents at Missouri, including an alleged burglary. He transferred to Oklahoma but didn’t play in 2014; his talent, however, makes him a potential high pick in this year’s draft.

“I know what’s at stake. I know what kind of person I am. I feel like these mistakes have put me back. It’s tough for me to stand up and speak to you guys,” he said, nervously.

His past will no doubt unnerve teams, but he might be too much of a talent to pass up.


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Vikings GM thanks media for causing Bridgewater to fall

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 18, 2015 – 2:15 pm

150218-spielman-blogINDIANAPOLIS–Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman thanked the media for causing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to fall to the Vikings late in the first round of last year’s draft.

“I’m thankful the media did him a disservice, in my opinion, by judging him on his pro day. But we spent six different occasions with Teddy last year. One thing we try to do, our process, is that we had our draft meetings before we came down and we put all the players on a board and graded him purely off what we saw off tape or what we saw live as football players. All this other stuff that will accumulate here and over the next couple months will start to add into it, but it’s not going to be a situation where a guy having a sixth-round (grade) goes all the way up to the first round because he comes out here and runs fast in his shorts,” Spielman said.

Bridgewater’s pro-day workout a year ago was widely pulicized to be disappointing effort, and it caused a player that had been considered a possible first overall pick to fall to the bottom of the first round.

“You’ve just got to be careful. It’s part of the process. All the information to gather that you use to make your decisions, but it has to come back to what he is, not only his character but what he is as football player,” Spielman said.


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Gary Kubiak wants Peyton Manning to return

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

150218-kubiak-blogINDIANAPOLIS–New Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak wants Peyton Manning to be the team’s quarterback in 2015.

“No doubt, I want him to be. I think all indications are that (through) everything that he said and through his conversations with John (Elway) he feels good. He’s had his self-assessment or however you want to label that, and he feels good about moving forward. So, we’ll just continue with the process,” Kubiak said at scouting combine on Wednesday.

Kubiak was also asked about another quarterback, Joe Flacco, who Kubiak coached as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator last season.

“Is Joe Flacco elite? You bet he is. That’s why I’m standing up here today. Joe is tremendous. I really enjoyed working with him. (He’s) as talented a young man as I’ve ever coached and he’s as good a person as I’ve ever coached and I think we’ll be talking about Joe for a long, long time. So I really appreciated my time with him and I wish him the best.”


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John Fox noncommital on Jay Cutler’s future

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 18, 2015 – 11:57 am

150218-fox-blogINDIANAPOLIS–New Chicago Bears Coach John Fox met with media at the scouting combine on Wednesday, and Fox was noncommital on the future of Jay Cutler as the team’s quarterback.

“Like I said, we’re not up against a deadline. My experience has always been that you need to gather the information and in turn you usually make better decisions. We’re in that process and we’ll keep you posted,” Fox said when asked if he would move forward with Cutler.

One of the other top issues with Fox as the Bears’ new coach is what defensive alignment he’ll use, 3-4 or 4-3.

“It’s a little hard to say right now. We’re going to be a 3-4 terminology wise. We’ve looked at a whole lot of tape. That’ll help us define what we’re going to be and how we’re going to use the pieces. I’m confident we’ll piece together a good defense. It’s still too early in the process,” Fox said.


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Packers’ 2015 free agent list

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 12, 2015 – 5:07 pm

WR Randall CobbFree agency doesn’t officially begin until March 10, but here are the Green Bay Packers players who, if not re-signed by March 10, will become free agents (in alphabetical order by category):

Unrestricted
T Bryan Bulaga
CB Jarrett Bush
WR Randall Cobb
QB Matt Flynn
DT Letroy Guion
CB Davon House
FB John Kuhn
LB Jamari Lattimore
DT B.J. Raji
QB Scott Tolzien
CB Tramon Williams

Restricted
T/G Don Barclay
WR Jarrett Boykin
S Sean Richardson

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RB DuJuan Harris

 


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News now! McCarthy begins staff evaluation process

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on January 28, 2015 – 1:19 pm

150128-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he’ll evaluate his coaching staff.

“I haven’t had that opportunity. We’ll look at everything. We’ll look to make changes. The changes we made (last year) were in the best interests of the team,” McCarthy said at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday, when he was asked about the potential for change on his coaching staff, especially as it might relate to special teams.

McCarthy returned to Green Bay this week after spending last week in Pittsburgh, where his brother, Joe, died unexpectedly. He began Wednesday’s press conference by volunteering this capsule analysis:

“Excellent season for us; something we’re very proud of. Our fans, I understand your disappointment; I’m right there with you, but our home field advantage is second to none. My thoughts on the NFC championship game, a very disappointing loss. I felt we let it get away.  Special teams, definitely a tough performance by us. Defensively, we felt very confident we would be able to handle Seattle, hold them to 17 points. Running the football was a priority. Tough loss. The evaluation process starts now. We’ll start the process of change, adjustment and emphasize.”

McCarthy made a point of emphasizing a fresh start for his team in 2015.

“The 2015 football team won’t bear the burden of what happened in 2014,” McCarthy said.

 Click here for the full story from McCarthy’s season-ending press conference.


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Wisconsin Favorites: Packers discuss where they would retire in Wisconsin

Posted by Paige Curtis on January 27, 2015 – 2:30 pm

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If you could live anywhere in Wisconsin after you retire from the NFL, where would it be?

No. 12 Aaron Rodgers – Door County. It’s right by the water and the summers are nice on the lake. You can put the boat in, jet ski, stand up paddleboard, and there’s some nice golf up there. It’s really pretty.

No. 75 Bryan Bulaga – Lake Geneva because it’s close to where I grew up (Crystal lake, IL) and it’s a great part of the state.

No. 16 Scott Tolzien – Either Green Lake, Madison, or Sturgeon Bay; all would be nice.

No. 31 Davon House – Wisconsin Dells.

The state of Wisconsin welcomes visitors from far and wide with countless yearly travel options. Enjoy the natural wonders, such as Cave of the Mounds or the Apostle Islands. Experience outdoor Wisconsin, an incomparable paradise for hunters, fishermen and campers. Foodies, wine and beer lovers will delight in discovering Wisconsin’s artisan cheese makers, wineries, and breweries, as well as farmers markets and award-winning restaurants. Great places like Wisconsin Dells not only offer a playground for kids, but for adults too. Book a massage at the adults-only Sundara Spa, grab a seat at the swim-up bar at the Wilderness Resort or enjoy a romantic dinner at House of Embers. Door County and Lake Geneva also offer options for family fun as well as resorts and cabins for romantic getaways. Wisconsin has something special in store for everyone!

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Packers at the 2015 Pro Bowl

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on January 23, 2015 – 2:24 pm

Several Green Bay Packers players are currently in Arizona for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Packers Pro Bowlers in attendance include WR Randall Cobb, FB John Kuhn, LB Clay Matthews, WR Jordy Nelson, CB Sam Shields and G Josh Sitton. QB Aaron Rodgers was also selected but is not participating due to a calf injury.


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Final chat transcript: Thoughts on play-calling, decision-making and more in Seattle

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 21, 2015 – 12:57 pm

Packers.com’s Mike Spofford wrapped up the 2014 season with his final chat on Wednesday. If you missed it, you can read the transcript here:

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

 


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